Nonlinear Propagation of Planet-generated Tidal Waves

@article{Rafikov2002NonlinearPO,
  title={Nonlinear Propagation of Planet-generated Tidal Waves},
  author={Roman R. Rafikov},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={569},
  pages={997 - 1008}
}
  • R. Rafikov
  • Published 22 October 2001
  • Physics, Geology
  • The Astrophysical Journal
The propagation and evolution of planet-generated density waves in protoplanetary disks is considered. The evolution of waves, leading to shock formation and wake dissipation, is followed in the weakly nonlinear regime. The 2001 local approach of Goodman and Rafikov is extended to include the effects of surface density and temperature variations in the disk as well as the disk cylindrical geometry and nonuniform shear. Wave damping due to shocks is demonstrated to be a nonlocal process spanning… 
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