Angular Momentum Evolution of Young Stars

  • S. Catalano
  • J. R. Stauffer

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 340)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Initial Angular Momentum Distribution

    1. Peter Bodenheimer
      Pages 1-20
    2. V. Antonuccio-Delogu, F. Atrio-Barandela
      Pages 27-31
    3. Daniele Galli, Frank H. Shu
      Pages 33-40
    4. Stephen E. Strom, Jocelyn Keene, Suzan Edwards, Lynne Hillenbrand, Karen Strom, Lisa Gauvin et al.
      Pages 63-81
    5. F. Giovannelli, C. Rossi, L. Errico, A. A. Vittone, G. S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan, V. G. Kurt et al.
      Pages 97-108
    6. F. Scaltriti, V. Piirola, M. Robberto, M. Busso
      Pages 109-115
  3. Angular Momentum Evolution

    1. Frans Van ‘T Veer, Carla Maceroni
      Pages 167-173
    2. P. F. Chugainov
      Pages 175-181
    3. David F. Gray
      Pages 183-199
    4. J. R. de Medeiros, M. Mayor
      Pages 201-206
  4. Consequence of Rotation

    1. Marcello Rodonò
      Pages 207-221
    2. Evry Schatzman
      Pages 223-242
    3. David R. Soderblom, J. Dan Hudon, Burton F. Jones, John R. Stauffer
      Pages 243-249
    4. Corinne Charbonnel, Sylvie Vauclair
      Pages 259-264
    5. M. H. Pinsonneault
      Pages 265-270
  5. Internal Rotation and Models

  6. Observational Perspectives

    1. L. Hartmann
      Pages 379-395
    2. P. Lemaire, T. Appourchaux, C. Catala, S. Catalano, S. Frandsen, A. Jones et al.
      Pages 397-403
    3. M. Rodonó, E. G. Tanzi, A. A. Boyarchuk, N. V. Steshenko
      Pages 405-408
    4. Robert P. Kraft
      Pages 409-420
    5. S. Catalano, J. R. Stauffer
      Pages 421-433
    6. S. Catalano, J. R. Stauffer
      Pages 435-450
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 451-465

About this book


This book reports the Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on "An­ gular Momentum Evolution of Young Stars" held from 17 to 21 September 1990 at Noto, Italy. The workshop had its immediate origin in a discussion about the availability of stel­ lar rotation data, that took place in 1987 at Viana do Castelo Portugal during the NATO meeting, Formation and Evolution of Low Mass Stars. We recognized that nearly 20 years had passed since the last meeting on stellar rotation and that significant progress in the observation of rotation rates in low mass stars had been made. During the last 20 years, new efficient instrumentation (CCD and photon counting de­ tectors and echelle spectrographs) and new analysis techniques (profile Fourier analysis) have allowed us to measure rotational velocities as low as 1-2 km/s and to reach low mass stars in young clusters. Even with these advances, rotational velocities of low mass stars would have remained challenging to determine if all single, low mass stars later than GO had rotational velocities of order or less than 10 km/sec. Evidence that this is not always the case was first provided by the photometric variability data obtained by van Leeuwen and Alphenaar for K dwarfs in the Pleiades and more recently by the vsini measurements of low mass stars in several young clusters.


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Editors and affiliations

  • S. Catalano
    • 1
  • J. R. Stauffer
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di AstronomiaUniversità di CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Center for AstrophysicsSmithsonian Astrophysical ObservatoryCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5587-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3580-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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