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Dynamical Processes in the Planet-Forming Environment

McGehee, Peregrine and Boss, Alan and Close, Laird and Dodson-Robinson, Sarah and Mawet, Dimitri and Szentgyorgyi, Andrew (2019) Dynamical Processes in the Planet-Forming Environment. Astro2020 Science White Paper, . (Unpublished)

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The transfer of circumstellar disk mass and momentum onto the protostar and out into the environment occurs via a variety of mechanisms including magnetospheric accretion, jets, outflows, and disk winds. The interplay of these processes determine both the conditions under which planet formation occurs and the lifetime of the disk. Metallic emission lines, along with the Balmer series of hydrogen, probe the kinematics of gas within the planet-forming and central regions of circumstellar disks. High-spectral resolution study of these emission lines provides critical information on mass and momentum loss, turbulence, and disk wind origins.

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McGehee, Peregrine0000-0003-0948-6716
Close, Laird0000-0002-2167-8246
Dodson-Robinson, Sarah0000-0002-8796-4974
Mawet, Dimitri0000-0002-8895-4735
Szentgyorgyi, Andrew0000-0002-0255-2525
Group:Astronomy Department
Series Name:Astro2020 Science White Paper
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ID Code:96559
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:19 Jun 2019 18:17
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