A plane-parallel wind solution for testing numerical simulations of photoevaporation

Mark A. Hutchison, Guillaume Laibe

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Abstract

Here, we derive a Parker-wind-like solution for a stratified, plane-parallel atmosphere undergoing photoionisation. The difference compared to the standard Parker solar wind is that the sonic point is crossed only at infinity. The simplicity of the analytic solution makes it a convenient test problem for numerical simulations of photoevaporation in protoplanetary discs.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere014
Number of pages4
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Volume33
Early online date7 Apr 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Apr 2016

Keywords

  • Circumstellar matter
  • Planets and satellites: atmospheres
  • Protoplanetary disks

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