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2019MNRAS.490L..71K - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 490, L71-L75 (2019/November-3)

Modelling differential rotation of red giants: the case of the evolved sun.


Abstract (from CDS):

Asteroseismology has revealed that cores of red giants rotate about one order of magnitude faster than their convective envelopes. This paper attempts an explanation for this rotational state in terms of the theory of angular momentum transport in stellar convection zones. A differential rotation model based on the theory is applied to a sequence of evolutionary states of a red giant of one solar mass. The model computations show a rotation of about ten times faster in the cores compared to the stellar surface. This rotational state is caused by the non-diffusive downward convective transport of angular momentum. The contrast in rotational rates between core and envelope increases with the radius (age) of the star. Seismologically detected scaling for the spin-down of the giants' cores is also reproduced.

Abstract Copyright: © 2019 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): hydrodynamics - Sun: evolution - stars: interiors - stars: rotation

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