The formation and role of vortices in protoplanetary disks.

We carry out a two-dimensional, compressible simulation of a disk, including dust particles, to study the formation and potential role of vortices in protoplanetary disks. We found that anticyclonic vortices can form out of an initial random perturbation of the vorticity held. Vortices have a typica...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Godon, Patrick., Livio, Mario.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language:English
Published: 2000
Online Access:http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?url=https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:176483