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Oscar Agertz

Assistant Professor / Associate senior university lecturer / Wallenberg Academy Fellow

Oscar Agertz. Profile photo.

Supernovae feedback propagation: the role of turbulence

Author

  • Loke Ohlin
  • Florent Renaud
  • Oscar Agertz

Summary, in English

Modelling the propagation of supernova (SN) bubbles, in terms of energy, momentum, and spatial extent, is critical for simulations of galaxy evolution which do not capture these scales. To date, small-scale models of SN feedback predict that the evolution of above-mentioned quantities can be solely parametrized by average quantities of the surrounding gas, such as density. However, most of these studies neglect the turbulent motions of this medium. In this paper, we study the propagation and evolution of SNe in turbulent environments. We confirm that the time evolution of injected energy and momentum can be characterized by the average density. However, the details of the density structure of the interstellar medium play a crucial role in the spatial extent of the bubble, even at a given average density. We demonstrate that spherically symmetric models of SN bubbles do not model well their spatial extent, and therefore cannot not be used to design sub-grid models of SNe feedback at galactic and cosmological scales.

Department/s

  • Lund Observatory
  • eSSENCE: The e-Science Collaboration

Publishing year

2019-05-01

Language

English

Pages

3887-3894

Publication/Series

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Volume

485

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Topic

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Keywords

  • hydrodynamics, methods: numerical, ISM: supernova remnants, Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1365-2966