Vertical Shear Instability in the Solar Nebula

Min Kai Lin, Andrew N. Youdin

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We quantify the thermodynamic requirement for the Vertical Shear Instability and evaluate its relevance to realistic protoplanetary disks as a potential route to hydrodynamic turbulence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-196
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
StatePublished - 2015


  • accretion
  • accretion disks
  • hydrodynamics
  • instabilities
  • methods: analytical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science


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