Velocity Fields

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5. Velocity Fields 

It has long been clear that steady, single-velocity jets should not have discernible features, in conflict with the VLBI data that first suggested parsec-scale relativistic outflow! But in 1984, aside from 3C345,  there were few detailed studies of velocity fields in jets on any scale: little was, or could be, said at Green Bank about jet velocity fields. In contrast, this meeting saw good evidence for, and explored consequences of, velocity fields in jets over a wide range of scales.

  1. Acceleration and collimation near the nucleus
  2. Deceleration on kiloparsec scales in FR I sources 
  3. Boundary layers and Doppler ``hiding'' in FR II sources?

Alan Bridle
Wed Apr 10 10:19:46 EDT 1996