Publications by Caroline Terquem


Non–adiabatic tidal oscillations induced by a planetary companion

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Oxford University Press (OUP) (2019)

A Bunting, JCB Papaloizou, C Terquem

<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>We calculate the dynamical tides raised by a close planetary companion on non–rotating stars of 1 M⊙ and 1.4 M⊙. Using the Henyey method, we solve the fully non–adiabatic equations throughout the star. The horizontal Lagrangian displacement is found to be 10 to 100 times larger than the equilibrium tide value in a thin region near the surface of the star. This is because non–adiabatic effects dominate in a region that extends from below the outer edge of the convection zone up to the stellar surface, and the equilibrium tide approximation is inconsistent with non–adiabaticity. Although this approximation generally applies in the low frequency limit, it also fails in the parts of the convection zone where the forcing frequency is small but larger than the Brunt-Väisälä frequency. We derive analytical estimates which give a good approximation to the numerical values of the magnitude of the ratio of the horizontal and radial displacements at the surface. The relative surface flux perturbation is also significant, on the order of 0.1% for a system modelled on 51 Pegasi b. Observations affected by the horizontal displacement may therefore be more achievable than previously thought, and brightness perturbations may be the result of flux perturbations rather than due to the radial displacement. We discuss the implication of this on the possibility of detecting such tidally excited oscillations, including the prospect of utilising the large horizontal motion for observations of systems such as 51 Pegasi.</jats:p>


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