Simulations from Dannen et al. (2020)

Clumpy AGN outflows due to thermal instability
(Published in ApJ Letters)
ADS listing

2021 updates

Line profile calculations for these solutions are presented by Ganguly et al. (2021).
Disk wind extensions of these solutions are presented by Waters et al. (2021).

1-D Simulations

Models A,B,C,D

In addition to the colorscheme used in the paper (orange, green, blue, and red for model A, B, C, and D - see solid lines), these movies show symbols at every grid zone, which besides giving a sense of the numerical resolution, are color-coded blue and red to denote zones occupying the cold versus hot phases, respectively. Sonic points are marked with an 'X'.

This next set of movies shows the same 4 runs in the top panels and runs at 8x higher resolution in the bottom panels in order to judge the effects of numerical resolution.

2-D Simulation

Model B

Here is a global view, showing the full domain. Sonic surfaces are marked with a green contour.

This next movie is for the same run, but we zoom-in on the region within five inner radii.


We thank Jim Stone and the other developers of Athena++ for making this code publicly available.