Coronae Above Accretion Discs

Vincent Icke
1976 Symposium - International astronomical union  
A turbulent accretion disc generates acoustic noise which, on propagation upward into the tenuous upper layers, forms shock waves. These give rise to a corona above the disc, thereby providing the possibility to determine observationally the existence (or otherwise) of turbulence in the disc. Models for stationary coronae of this type are calculated on the basis of a simplified thermodynamic cycle in the shocks.
doi:10.1017/s0074180900012031 fatcat:ernprqaaxnbxtaesnaw2lb2hsy