Analyze and predict VLTI observations: The role of 2D/3D dust continuum radiative transfer codes

I. Pascucci, Th Henning, J. Steinacker, S. Wolf

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Radiative Transfer (RT) codes with image capability are a fundamental tool for preparing interferometric observations and for interpreting visibility data. In view of the upcoming VLTI facilities, we present the first comparison of images/visibilities coming from two 3D codes that use completely different techniques to solve the problem of self-consistent continuum RT. In addition, we focus on the astrophysical case of a disk distorted by tidal interaction with by-passing stars or internal planets and investigate for which parameters the distortion can be best detected in the mid-infrared using the mid-infrared interferometric device MIDI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number539
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Conference - Towards Other Earths: DARWIN/TPF and the Search for Extrasolar Terrestrial Planets - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: Apr 22 2003Apr 25 2003



  • Accretion disks
  • Interferometry (MIDI)
  • Radiative transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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