Rotational effects in thermonuclear type I bursts: equatorial crossing and directionality of flame spreading

@article{Cavecchi2014RotationalEI,
  title={Rotational effects in thermonuclear type I bursts: equatorial crossing and directionality of flame spreading},
  author={Yuri Cavecchi and Anna L. Watts and Yuri Levin and J. Spencer Braithwaite},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={448},
  pages={445-455}
}
In a previous study on thermonuclear (type I) bursts on accreting neutron stars, we addressed and demonstrated the importance of the effects of rotation, through the Coriolis force, on the propagation of the burning flame. However, that study only analysed cases of longitudinal propagation, where the Coriolis force coefficient 2Ωcos θ was constant. In this paper, we study the effects of rotation on propagation in the meridional (latitudinal) direction, where the Coriolis force changes from its… 

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