EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 46, 2013Instabilities and Structures in Proto-Planetary Disks
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Baroclinic Instability and MRI|
|Published online||11 April 2013|
Fully compressible simulations of the baroclinic instability in protoplanetary disks
Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LAM
(Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille) UMR 7326, 13388, Marseille, France
The occurrence of the baroclinic instability in protoplanetary disks is investigated using fully compressible numerical simulations. We study the role of disk stratification and heat transfer in the development of the instability. Vortices are found to form whatever the importance of the stratification but to grow and persist only when the disk is not stably stratified. In the presence of thermal diffusion the baroclinic instability leads to hollow vortices that decays into transient vortical structures.
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