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Paper: Interpreting the Variability of Double-peaked Emission Lines Using Accretion Disk Structure
Volume: 373, The Central Engine of Active Galactic Nuclei
Page: 403
Authors: Flohic, H.M.L.G.; Eracleous, M.
Abstract: We explore the impact of different accretion disk structures on the profiles of double-peaked emission lines observed in active galactic nuclei (AGN) and their variability. We create accretion disk emissivity functions for stochastic disk structures (clumpy disk and clumpy spiral arm) and compute the variable emission-line profile that would originate from such disks. We then compare the computed line profiles and their variability as the structure rotates to data collected over several decades.
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