Accretional Heating by Periodic Dwarf Nova Outburst Events

We carry out simulations of evolutionary models of accreting white dwarfs in dwarf novae to assess the combined effect of boundary layer irradiation and compressional heating on the accreting star. We focus on the behavior of the surface observables of the accreting white dwarf for different value o...

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Journal Title: Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society Vol. 33; pp. 1402 -
Authors: Patrick Godon, Edward Sion
Conference Name: 199th AAS meeting
Conference Location: Washington, DC
Conference Dates: January 2002
Format: Published Abstract
Published: 2002