Spherically symmetric model atmospheres using approximate lambda operators
IV. Computational details of the thermal balance method
Astronomický ústav, Akademie věd České republiky, CZ-251 65 Ondřejov, Czech Republic
Corresponding author: J. Kubát, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 14 November 2000
The condition of a thermal balance of electrons is used in a linearization method of calculation of spherically symmetric NLTE model atmospheres in hydrostatic and radiative equilibrium. Computational details of the method are presented and discussed. The method is shown to be robust and powerful. It is superior to the commonly used method based on the condition of radiative equilibrium.
Key words: stars: atmospheres / methods: numerical / radiative transfer
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