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Turbulent energy transport in nonradiative accretion flows

Abstract:

Just as correlations between fluctuating radial and azimuthal velocities produce a coherent stress contributing to the angular momentum transport in turbulent accretion disks, correlations in the velocity and temperature fluctuations produce a coherent energy flux. This nonadvective thermal energy flux is always of secondary importance in thin radiative disks, but cannot be neglected in nonradiative flows, in which it completes the mean field description of turbulence. It is nevertheless gene...

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10.1086/379874

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Publisher:
Institute of Physics Publishing
Journal:
Astrophysical Journal
Volume:
600
Issue:
2 I
Pages:
865-871
Publication date:
2004-01-10
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EISSN:
1538-4357
ISSN:
0004-637X
URN:
uuid:00b951e3-d12e-4c89-80ce-6cd7f7c427a2
Source identifiers:
334576
Local pid:
pubs:334576

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