Continuum radiative transfer

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Understanding the properties and evolutionary stage of protoplanetary disks requires to be able to derive physical quantities from multi-wavelength and multi-technique observations of these disks. Because of the complexity of the radiative transfer, we must rely on sophisticated numerical codes to do so. In this chapter, we present the radiative transfer problem in dusty media and discuss why this represents a difficult numerical problem to solve. We briefly describe the various methods that can be used to solve the radiative transfer equation and discuss their relative merits and drawbacks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSummer School "Protoplanetary Disks
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Modeling Meet Observations"
EditorsPeter Woitke, Inga Kamp, John D. Ilee
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9782759818754
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventSummer School "Protoplanetary Disks: Theory and Modeling Meet Observations" - Ameland, Netherlands
Duration: 16 Jun 201420 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X


ConferenceSummer School "Protoplanetary Disks: Theory and Modeling Meet Observations"

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