Photoevaporation of circumstellar disks around young stars.

  title={Photoevaporation of circumstellar disks around young stars.},
  author={A. Font and I. McCarthy and D. Johnstone and D. R. B. U. O. Victoria and H. I. O. Astrophysics and Cita and Toronto},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
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 and coworkers and Hollenbach and coworkers 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, the flow of material… Expand
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