Waves in Thin Oceans on Oblate Neutron Stars

@inproceedings{Baal2020WavesIT,
  title={Waves in Thin Oceans on Oblate Neutron Stars},
  author={Bart F.A. van Baal and Frank R. N. Chambers and A. L. Watts},
  year={2020}
}
Waves in thin fluid layers are important in various stellar and planetary problems. Due to rapid rotation such systems will become oblate, with a latitudinal variation in the gravitational acceleration across the surface of the object. In the case of accreting neutron stars, rapid rotation could lead to a polar radius smaller than the equatorial radius by a factor ∼ 0.8. We investigate how the oblateness and a changing gravitational acceleration affect different hydrodynamic modes that exist in… CONTINUE READING

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