We present initial results of a new campaign of simulations focusing on the interaction of planetary winds with stellar environments using Adaptive Mesh Refinement methods. We have confirmed the results of Stone & Proga (2009) that an azimuthal flow structure is created in the planetary wind due to day/night temperatures differences. We show that a backflow towards the planet will occur with a strength that depends on the escape parameter. When a stellar outflow is included, we see unstable bow waves forming through the outflow's interaction with the planetary wind.
Young Stars & Planets Near the Sun
- Pub Date:
- January 2016
- Exo-planets. Evaporative Flows;
- Bow Shocks;
- Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
- To appear in the proceedings of IAU Symposium 314 "Young Stars and Planets Near the Sun"