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Numerical Simulation of the Surface Brightness of Astrophysical Jets

Abstract The goal of this thesis is to extend the astrophysical jet model created by Dr.
Gardner and Dr. Jones to model the surface brightness of astrophysical jets. We attempt to accomplish this goal by modeling the astrophysical jet HH30 in the spectral emission lines [SII] 6716Å, [OI] 6300Å, and [NII] 6583Å. In order to do so, we used the jet model to simulate the temperature and density of the jet to match observational data by Hartigan and Morse (2007). From these results, we derived the emissivities in these emission lines using Cloudy by Ferland et al. (2013). Then we used the emissivities to determine the surface brightness of the jet in these lines. We found that the simulated surface brightness agreed with the observational surface brightn... (more)
Created Date 2016-12
Contributor Vargas, Perry Bialek (Author) / Gardner, Carl (Thesis Director) / Scannapieco, Evan (Committee Member) / School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences / School of Earth and Space Exploration / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Computational Mathematics / Simulations / Astrophysics
Series Academic Year 2016-2017
Type Text
Extent 32 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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