AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 19 Cataclysmic Variable Stars
Poster, Monday, January 10, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[19.10] Extraction of synthetic data from model accretion streams in POLARS.

J. Cash (SCSU)

I will present the current results of my on-going efforts to accurately model the accretion streams in the magnetic cataclysmic variable stars known as POLARS. I have developed a computational code which uses SPH as a basis for tackling the extrememly complex physics involved in the accretion stream. The current version of the computational models include an improved treatment of the motion along the magnetically confined portion of the accretion stream which allows the extraction of synthetic radial velocity data and phase information for stream eclipses. I am currently developing a secondary analysis code which will automatically extract radial velocity data positions along the entire stream from any specified inclination and phase. The progress and initial results of the extraction code and observational comparisons at the time of the conference will be presented.

This work was supported by NASA/OSS NNG04GD62G NASA/MU-SPIN NNG04GC40A, NASA/URC NCCW-0085 and NASA/PAIR NCC5-454

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: jcash@physics.scsu.edu

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