[mesa-users] irradiation

Bill Paxton paxton at kitp.ucsb.edu
Thu Jun 9 13:31:22 EDT 2011


Oops -- I lied when I said we didn't have a test suite case showing the new way to do irradiated planets.
What a surprise to find that the test called 'irradiated_planet' is actually demonstrating the new way!
I answered your earlier email before I'd had a morning cup of coffee -- bad idea.  ;-)

The irradiated_planet example works in 2 steps.  
The 1st (inlist1) prepares a model for changing to the constant pressure surface boundary condition, 
and the 2nd (inlist2) switches to the new BC and evolves the planet with it.  


On Jun 9, 2011, at 8:24 AM, Bill Paxton wrote:

> Also, you should know that there is another way
> to deal with irradiated planets that uses a constant
> pressure surface boundary condition following
> Guillot & Havel, A&A 527, A20 (2011).
> I haven't added a test_suite case for it yet (I'll do that soon!),
> but let me know if you are interested in trying it
> and I'll provide some more info for you.

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