Smalley, B (2004) Observations of convection in A-type stars.

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Convection and turbulence in stellar atmospheres have a significant effect on the emergent flux from A-type stars. The recent theoretical advancements in convection modelling have proved a challenge to the observers to obtain measurements with sufficient precision and accuracy to allow discrimination between the various predictions. A discussion of the current observational techniques used to evaluate the various convection theories is presented. These include filter photometry, spectrophotometry, hydrogen lines, and metal lines. The results from these techniques are given, along with the successes and limitations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: convection; turbulence; techniques; photometric
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2015 14:01
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 15:32

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