University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Gravito-inertial modes in a differentially rotating spherical shell

Mirouh, Giovanni M., Baruteau, Clément, Rieutord, Michel and Ballot, Jérôme (2014) Gravito-inertial modes in a differentially rotating spherical shell In: French Astronomical Society Meeting (SF2A-2014), 03-06 Jun 2014, Paris, France.

1410.3655.pdf - Accepted version Manuscript

Download (9MB) | Preview


Oscillations have been detected in a variety of stars, including intermediate- and high-mass main sequence stars. While many of these stars are rapidly and differentially rotating, the effects of rotation on oscillation modes are poorly known. In this communication we present a first study on axisymmetric gravito-inertial modes in the radiative zone of a differentially rotating star. These modes probe the deep layers of the star around its convective core. We consider a simplified model where the radiative zone of a star is a linearly stratified rotating fluid within a spherical shell, with differential rotation due to baroclinic effects. We solve the eigenvalue problem with high-resolution spectral simulations and determine the propagation domain of the waves through the theory of characteristics. We explore the propagation properties of two kinds of modes: those that can propagate in the entire shell and those that are restricted to a subdomain. Some of the modes that we find concentrate kinetic energy around short-period shear layers known as attractors. We characterise these attractors by the dependence of their Lyapunov exponent with the \BV frequency of the background and the oscillation frequency of the mode. Finally, we note that, as modes associated with short-period attractors form dissipative structures, they could play an important role for tidal interactions but should be dismissed in the interpretation of observed oscillation frequencies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Poster)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
Mirouh, Giovanni
Baruteau, Clément
Rieutord, Michel
Ballot, Jérôme
Date : 3 June 2014
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © SF2A 2014. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Asteroseismology. Stars:rotation.
Related URLs :
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 08 Oct 2019 12:48
Last Modified : 08 Oct 2019 12:48

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800