Observations bearing on the theory of stellar convection II

  • Erika Böhm-Vitense
I. Mixing-Length Theory
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 71)


It is shown that the best way to get information about efficiency of convective energy transport in the hydrogen convection zones in stars other than the sun is presently contained in continuous energy distributions of A and F stars. Scans show that convective energy transport must be much more efficient than thought hitherto. The scans indicate that rapid rotation enhances convective energy transport.

Figure 1 lists all the observations, we could think of, which are influenced by the outer convection zone and which can therefore give us information for our convection theory.


Convection Zone Equivalent Width Radiative Equilibrium Blue Star Field Star 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erika Böhm-Vitense
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.University of GöttingenGermany

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