UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY ASTRONOMY DEPARTMENT Accretion Disk Models and Long-Term Variability of Double-Peaked Balmer Line Pro les in AGNs

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  title={UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY ASTRONOMY DEPARTMENT Accretion Disk Models and Long-Term Variability of Double-Peaked Balmer Line Pro les in AGNs},
  author={Andrea M. Gilbert and Michael Eracleous and Alexei V. Filippenko}
}
Based on a program to monitor the small class of broad-line radio galaxies (BLRGs) that emit \disk-like" double-peaked broad lines, we identify trends in broad-line pro le variability and consider whether disk models can reproduce them. Speci cally, we investigate whether models of perturbed accretion disks can explain the observed broad-line variability. The most promising of the models we consider are Keplerian disks whose emissivity is modulated by spiral waves that cause the peaks and… CONTINUE READING

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