Calculation of profiles of CIV, NV, OVI, and SiIV resonance lines formed in accretion shocks in T Tauri stars: A plane layer
Abstract
We have calculated profiles of the CIV 1550, NV 1240, OVI 1035, and SiIV 1400 resonance doublets for a planeparallel shock viewed at various angles. Calculations were performed for the range of preshock gas velocities V 0 and gas densities ρ0 appropriate for classical T Tauri stars. The parameters of accretion shocks in young stars can be determined by comparing the calculated and observed profiles of the studied lines and their relative intensities. It is not possible to derive the parameters of the accreting gas from the line profiles without knowing the geometry of the accretion zone. The relation I v (µ,V 0,ρ 0) for a plane shock, where I v is the intensity μ=cosθ, can be used to determine the accretion parameters by either choosing a geometry for the radiating region or using a technique similar to Doppler tomography. The results obtained for DR Tau, T Tau, and RY Tau indicate that, in contrast to current concepts, the inner regions of the accretion disk are not disrupted by the magnetic field of the star, and the disk reaches the stellar surface. As a result, only a small fraction of the accreted matter passes through the shock and falls onto the star.
 Publication:

Astronomy Reports
 Pub Date:
 June 2003
 DOI:
 10.1134/1.1583777
 Bibcode:
 2003ARep...47..498L