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Cyclical Variability in Stellar Winds

Proceedings

Edited By: L Kaper and AW Fullerton

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #95791 | ISBN: 354064802X
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About this book

It is well known that stellar winds are variable, and the fluctuations are often cyclical in nature. This property seems to be shared by the winds of cool and hot stars, even though their outflows are driven by fundamentally different physical mechanisms. Since very similar models have been proposed to explain the cyclical wind variations observed in a wide variety of stars, the time was ripe for astrophysicists from many different sub-disciplines to present the state of the art in a concise form. The proceedings will provide a useful, up-to-date overview of the observations, interpretation, and modelling of the time-dependent mass outflows from all sorts of stars.


Contents

Setting the Stage: Wind Acceleration Mechanisms.- Observations of Cyclical Wind Variability.- Processes Affecting the Emergence of the Stellar Wind.- Modelling Cyclical Variability in Stellar Outflows.- The Musicos 1996 Campaign.- Future Perspective.

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