Chapter 10. Diagnosis of Astrophysical Flows

  1. Prof. Steven N. Shore

Published Online: 7 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619054.ch10

Astrophysical Hydrodynamics: An Introduction, Second Edition

Astrophysical Hydrodynamics: An Introduction, Second Edition

How to Cite

Shore, S. N. (2007) Diagnosis of Astrophysical Flows, in Astrophysical Hydrodynamics: An Introduction, Second Edition, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619054.ch10

Author Information

  1. Dipartimento di Fisica ‘Enrico Fermi’, Università di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 18 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406692

Online ISBN: 9783527619054



  • astrophysical hydrodynamics;
  • diagnosis of astrophysical flows;
  • radiative transfer;
  • cosmic flows


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Radiative Transfer on the Cheap

    • P Cygni-Type Profiles: Observations

    • Escape Probabilities

    • Kinematic Approach

    • The Ray Approximation for Line Formation

    • Calculating the Source Function

    • Decelerating Flows

    • Continuum Observations of Outflows

  • A Sampling of Cosmic Flows

    • Narrow Absorption Features in Hot Stellar Winds

    • Jets from Young Stars and Herbig–Haro Objects

    • Analysis of Explosions

    • Novae and Supernovae: Velocity Gradient for Explosions

    • Accretion Disks

    • Absorption Line Probes: The Diffuse Interstellar Medium

    • Eclipsing Binaries: Astrophysical Schlieren

    • Bisector Methods for Absorption Lines: Astrophysical Tomography

    • Extragalactic Radio Jets

    • Cooling Flows: Diagnosis of a Thermal Instability