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Thermohydrodynamics of circumstellar disks with high-mass planets

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Astrophysical Journal
Publisher
American Astronomical Society
Publication Date
Dec 10, 2003
Volume
599
Issue
1
Pages
548–548
Source
SETI Institute
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Unknown

Abstract

With a series of numerical simulations, we analyze the thermohydrodynamic evolution of circumstellar disks containing Jupiter-sized protoplanets. In the framework of a two-dimensional approximation, we consider an energy equation that includes viscous heating and radiative effects in a simplified yet consistent form. Multiple nested grids are used in order to study both global and local features around the planet. By means of different viscosity prescriptions, we investigate various temperature regimes. A planetary mass ...

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