Magnetic models of circumstellar clouds around massive stars

Stan Owocki, Rich Townsend, Asif Ud-Doula

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This talk reviewed recent efforts to develop dynamical models for the effects of a surface dipole field on radiatively driven wind outflows. One particular project applies magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations of a Magnetically Confined Wind ShockMCWS) model (originally developed by Babel & Montmerle 1997) to explain X-ray emission observed by Rosat (Gagné et al. 1997)from the magnetic O7V star θ1 Ori C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-81
Number of pages2
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventMassive Stars: Fundamental Parameters and Circumstellar Interactions - Carilo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: Dec 11 2006Dec 14 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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