The rms-flux relation in accreting objects : not a simple ‘ volume control ’ A response to Koen 2016

The light curves of a diverse range of accreting objects show characteristic linear relationships between the short-term rms amplitude of variability and the flux as measured on longer time-scales. This behaviour is thought to be imprinted on the light curves by accretion rate fluctuations on different time-scales, propagating and coupling together through… CONTINUE READING