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A heating mechanism for the chromospheres of M dwarf starsThe atmospheric structure of the dwarf M-stars which is especially important to the general field of stellar chromospheres and coronae was investigated. The M-dwarf stars constitute a class of objects for which the discrepancy between the predictions of the acoustic wave chromospheric/coronal heating hypothesis and the observations is most vivid. It is assumed that they represent a class of stars where alternative atmospheric heating mechanisms, presumably magnetically related, are most clearly manifested. Ascertainment of the validity of a hypothesis to account for the origin of the chromospheric and transition region line emission in M-dwarf stars is proposed.
Document ID
19830012583
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Giampapa, M. S. (Joint Inst. for Lab. Astrophysics Boulder, CO, United States)
Golub, L. (Joint Inst. for Lab. Astrophysics Boulder, CO, United States)
Rosner, R. (Joint Inst. for Lab. Astrophysics Boulder, CO, United States)
Vaiana, G. (Joint Inst. for Lab. Astrophysics Boulder, CO, United States)
Linsky, J. L. (Joint Inst. for Lab. Astrophysics Los Angeles, United States)
Worden, S. P. (California Univ.)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory 2nd Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun, Vol. 1
Subject Category
ASTROPHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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