Hydrodynamic Turbulence in Accretion Disks

Abstract

Turbulent viscosity in cold accretion disks is likely to be hydrodynamic in origin. We investigate the growth of hydrodynamic perturbations in a small region of a disk, which we model as a linear shear flow with Coriolis force, between two parallel walls. Although there are no exponentially growing eigenmodes in this system, because of the non-normal nature… (More)

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@inproceedings{Mukhopadhyay2005HydrodynamicTI, title={Hydrodynamic Turbulence in Accretion Disks}, author={Banibrata Mukhopadhyay and Niayesh Afshordi and Ramesh Narayan}, year={2005} }