Molecular Outflows from Protostars

Questions, Options and Facts
  • R. N. Henriksen
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 481)

Abstract

In this discussion of molecular outflows I isolate what I regard as the basic theoretical questions, and discuss some of the model options in the light of a few decisive observational facts. in addition several new lines of theoretical argument are introduced regarding the behaviour of the protostar environment. These concern the global energy and momentum balance and the nature of the steady state that is compatible with a non-zero Poynting flux. Finally brief reference is made to a thorough study by (Fiege and Henriksen, 1995) of the global model suggested in (Henriksen and Valls-Gabaud, 1994) and fore-shadowed somewhat in (Tsinganos and Sauty, 1992).

Keywords

Field Line Accretion Disc Thin Disc Stellar Surface Polar Volume 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. N. Henriksen
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  1. 1.Astronomy Group, Dept. of PhysicsQueen’s University at KingstonCanada

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