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Stellar wind theories

  • Henny J. G. L. M. Lamers
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 497)

Abstract

We describe the basic theory of stellar winds with momentum input due to a force or with energy input and we formulate the five laws of stellar winds.

Stellar winds can be driven by various mechanisms, specified by the main force that is responsible for the wind. These are:
  1. (1)

    Coronal winds, driven by gas pressure at high temperature

     
  2. (2)

    Line driven winds, due to radiation pressure in spectral lines

     
  3. (3)

    Dust driven winds, due to radiation pressure on dust

     
  4. (4)

    Pulsation driven winds, due to oscillating motions of the photosphere

     
  5. (5)

    Sound wave driven winds, due to wave pressure of acoustic waves

     
  6. (6)

    Alfvén wave driven winds, due to wave pressure by Alfvén waves

     
  7. (7)

    Magnetic rotating winds, due to magnetic corotation We briefly review these mechanisms.

     

Keywords

Radiation Pressure Mass Loss Rate Stellar Wind Sonic Point Extra Force 
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© Springer-Verlag 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henny J. G. L. M. Lamers
    • 1
  1. 1.SRON Laboratory for Space Research and Astronomical InstituteUtrechtThe Netherlands

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