The processes of accretion onto the white dwarf in a cataclysmic variable are reviewed. These systems provide the most easily observable examples of accretion disks, and enable the structure of the accretion region to be studied in detail. The properties of column accretion onto magnetic cataclysmic variables are also described.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
- Accretion disks
- Cataclysmic variables
- Stars:Magnetic fields