Observations of the Inner Accretion Disk Around Young Stars

Hartigan, P. (Rice)
Many of the spectroscopic signatures characteristic of low mass young stars, including near-infrared, visible, and ultraviolet excess emission, inverse P-Cygni absorption, and a variety of emission lines, originate from the inner regions of accretion disks. The area where the disk interacts with the stellar photosphere is particularly important to understand because it controls how angular momentum transfers between the disk and star, and because stellar jets originate there. This review summarizes some of the recent observational and theoretical work of the inner regions of T Tauri accretion disks.

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