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Time-Dependent Models of Grain-Forming Atmospheres

  • Janice E. J. Woodrow
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 88)

Abstract

All previous models of grain-forming atmospheres have assumed that the mass flow is in a steady state. Such an assumption is not substantiated by observational data on late-type giants and, therefore, the usefulness of such models is quite limited. This study, however, assumes a time-dependent flow in an effort to model more closely the dynamic flows actually present in red giant atmospheres. To date, time-dependent models have been produced for two effective temperatures, Te = 2500 K and, Te = 2400 K.

Keywords

Optical Depth Mass Loss Rate Density Perturbation Supersaturation Ratio Thermal Time Scale 
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References

  1. Lucy, L.B.: 1976, Ap.J. 205, pp. 482–491.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Tabak, R.G., Hirth, J.P., Meyrick, G., Roark, T.P.: 1975, Ap.J. 196, pp. 457–463.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Janice E. J. Woodrow
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Science EducationUniversity of British ColumbiaCanada

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