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Calcium II infrared triplet line models in classical T Tauri stars

R. Azevedo, N. Calvet, L. Hartmann, D. F. M. Folha, J. F. Gameiro, J. Muzerolle

We study the formation of the calcium II infrared triplet lines 8498 ┼, 8542 ┼ and 8662 ┼, in the accreting magnetospheric flows of Classical T Tauri stars (CTTS), and present a grid of models for a large range of magnetospheric conditions. We apply our models to the interpretation of multi epoch observations of the CTTS DI Cep. We find that these lines form in the magnetospheric infall and that the variability of the CaII triplet lines in DI Cep can be explained in the context of changes in the mass accretion rate/temperature of the accretion column gas.

Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume 456, Page 225
September 2006

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