TWO-DIMENSIONAL RADIATIVE TRANSFER IN PROTOSTELLAR ENVELOPES. II. AN EVOLUTIONARY SEQUENCE

@article{Whitney2003TWODIMENSIONALRT,
  title={TWO-DIMENSIONAL RADIATIVE TRANSFER IN PROTOSTELLAR ENVELOPES. II. AN EVOLUTIONARY SEQUENCE},
  author={Barbara Anne Whitney and Kenneth Wood and Jon Eric Bjorkman and Martin G. Cohen},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={598},
  pages={1079-1099}
}
We present model spectral energy distributions (SEDs), colors, polarization, and images for an evolutionary sequence of a low-mass protostar from the early collapse stage (Class 0) to the remnant disk stage (Class III). We find a substantial overlap in colors and SEDs between protostars embedded in envelopes (Class 0–I) and T Tauri disks (Class II), especially at mid-IR wavelengths. Edge-on Class I–II sources show double-peaked SEDs, with a short-wavelength hump due to scattered light and a… Expand
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