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Paper: Recent Progress Characterizing Convection Using White Dwarf Light Curves from the Whole Earth Telescope
Volume: 469, 18th European White Dwarf Workshop (EUROWD12)
Page: 439
Authors: Provencal, J. L.; Dalessio, J.; Montgomery, M. H.; WET Team
Abstract: Convection remains of the largest sources of theoretical uncertainties in our understanding of stars and other natural phenomena. Montgomery (2005b) shows how precise observations of white dwarf light curves are used to observationally determine the depth of the pulsator's convection zone and its sensitivity to changes in temperature. The Whole Earth Telescope (WET) and the Delaware Asteroseismic Research Center (DARC) are currently conducting a project to map convection across the white dwarf instability strips. We present preliminary results for the DA BPM 31594 and the DB EC 04207–4748 and show the current status of our project mapping convection across the hydrogen white dwarf instability strip.
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