Parameterized radiative loss function

radiative loss function

Paramterized radiative loss functions adapted from the works of Cook et al., ApJ 338,1176, 1989 (solid line) and Schmutzler and Tscharnuter, AA 273, 318, 1993 (dashed line). Regions in the above figure where the gradiant is smaller than 1 cause thermal instabilities.
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Last Update: October 14, 2002