Non-linear evolution of the tidal elliptical instability in gaseous planets and stars

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Barker, AJ; Lithwick, Y;
(2013)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Subject:
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics

Tidally distorted rotating stars and gaseous planets are subject to a well-known linear fluid instability – the elliptical instability. It has been proposed that this instability might drive enough energy dissipation to solve the long-standing problem of the origin of t... View more
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