Photoevaporation of Circumstellar Disks around Young Stars

@inproceedings{Font2004PhotoevaporationOC,
  title={Photoevaporation of Circumstellar Disks around Young Stars},
  author={Andreea S. Font and Ian G. McCarthy and Doug Johnstone and David R. Ballantyne},
  year={2004}
}
We examine the ability of photoevaporative disk winds to explain the low-velocity components observed in the forbidden line spectra of low-mass T Tauri stars. Using the analytic model of Shu, Johnstone, & Hollenbach (1993) and Hollenbach et al. (1994) as a basis, we examine the characteristics of photoevaporative outflows with hydrodynamic simulations. General results from the simulations agree well with the analytic predictions, although some small differences are present. Most importantly… CONTINUE READING
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