FRONTIERS IN COMPUTATIONAL ASTROPHYSICS

Particle and Flames in Radiative and Magnetic Flows

October 11-15, 2010
Lyon, France

Contribution of Hubert Klahr

Title

Radiation Hydro in Accretion Disks: from Radiation Magneto Hydro Dynamics to Baroclinic Instability

Topics

"Stellar structure and evolution"

Keywords

Radiation, Accretions DIsks, Hydrodynamics, Planet Formation, Turbulence

Abstract

The presence of Turbulence in circumstellar disks is vital to speed up and facilitate planet formation. Sources of turbulence can be manifold depending on the physical state a disk is in. In this review I will highlight the various effects radiation transport has on the various instability mechanisms for accretion disks: Self-gravity, magnetic fields and baroclinic stratification.

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