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Paper: Modeling of UV Emission Lines in AM HER Systems
Volume: 157, Annapolis Workshop on Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables
Page: 113
Authors: Cash, Jennifer; Howell, Steve
Abstract: We present preliminary models of the UV emission lines from the accretion streams in AM Her systems. These models are based on the theory that the emission lines are due to reprocessing of the high energy photons from the hot spot and shock regions by the accretion stream. The models were developed using the radiative-collisional equilibrium program CLOUDY. They show the same trends of emission line strength versus magnetic field strength as seen in IUE observations. We have also examined the effects of other parameters on the predicted emission line strengths. The development of more sophisticated models is underway.
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