Dusty winds in active galactic nuclei: reconciling observations with models

  title={Dusty winds in active galactic nuclei: reconciling observations with models},
  author={Sebastian F. Honig and Makoto Kishimoto University of Southampton and Kyoto Sangyo University},
This letter presents a revised radiative transfer model for the infrared (IR) emission of active galactic nuclei (AGN). While current models assume that the IR is emitted from a dusty torus in the equatorial plane of the AGN, spatially resolved observations indicate that the majority of the IR emission from .100pc in many AGN originates from the polar region, contradicting classical torus models. The new model CAT3D-WIND builds upon the suggestion that the dusty gas around the AGN consists of… 

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