Publications

  1. Barranco, J.A., Pei, S., Marcus, P.S., 2018, “Zombie Vortex Instability. III. Persistence with Nonuniform Stratification and Radiative Damping.” Submitted to The Astrophysical Journal.
  2. Marcus, P.S., Pei, S., Jiang, C.H., Barranco, J.A., 2016, “Zombie Vortex Instability. II. Thresholds to Trigger Instability and the Properties of Zombie Turbulence in the Dead Zones of Protoplanetary Disks.” The Astrophysical Journal, 833:148–161. arXiv:1605.07635.
  3. Marcus, P.S., Pei, S., Jiang, C.H., Barranco, J.A., Hassanzadeh, P., Lecoanet, D., 2015, “Zombie Vortex Instability. I. A Purely Hydrodynamic Instability to Resurrect the Dead Zones of Protoplanetary Disks.” The Astrophysical Journal, 808:87–102. arXiv:1410.8143.
  4.  Penev, K., Barranco, J.A., Sasselov, D.D. 2011, “Three-dimensional Spectral Simulations of Anelastic Turbulent Convection.” The Astrophysical Journal, 734:118. arXiv:0810.5151.
  5. Lee, A.T., Chiang, E., Asay-Davis, X., Barranco, J.A., 2010, “Forming Planetesimals by Gravitational Instability: II. How Dust Settles to its Marginally Stable State.” The Astrophysical Journal, 725: 1938–1954. arXiv:1010.0250.
  6. Lee, A.T., Chiang, E., Asay-Davis, X., Barranco, J.A., 2010, “Forming Planetesimals by Gravitational Instability: I. The Role of the Richardson Number in Triggering the Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability.” The Astrophysical Journal, 718: 1367–1377. arXiv:1010.0248.
  7. Penev, K., Barranco, J.A., Sasselov, D.D. 2009, “Direct Calculation of the Turbulent Dissipation Efficiency in Anelastic Convection.” The Astrophysical Journal, 705: 285–297. arXiv:0810.5370.
  8. Barranco, J.A. 2009, “Three-Dimensional Simulations of Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability in Settled Dust Layers in Protoplanetary Disks.” The Astrophysical Journal, 691: 907–921. arXiv:0711.4410.
  9. Hartman, J. D., Gaudi, B. S., Holman, M. J., McLeod, B. A., Stanek, K. Z., Barranco, J. A., Pinsonneault, M. H., Meibom, S., Kalirai, J. S., 2009, “Deep MMT Transit Survey of the Open Cluster M37. IV. Limit on the Fraction of Stars With Planets as Small as 0.3 RJ .” The Astrophysical Journal, 695:336–356. arXiv:0809.3807.
  10. Hartman, J.D., Gaudi, B.S., Pinsonneault, M.H., Stanek, K.Z., Holman, M.J., McLeod, B.A., Meibom, S., Barranco, J.A., Kalirai, J.S., 2009, “Deep MMT Transit Survey of the Open Cluster M37. III. Stellar Rotation at 550 Myr.” The Astrophysical Journal, 691: 342–364. arXiv:0803.1488.
  11. Hartman, J.D., Gaudi, B.S., Holman, M.J., McLeod, B.A., Stanek, K.Z., Barranco, J.A., Pinsonneault, M.H., Kalirai, J.S., 2008, “Deep MMT Transit Survey of the Open Cluster M37. II. Variable Stars.” The Astrophysical Journal, 675: 1254–1277. arXiv:0709.3484.
  12. Hartman, J.D., Gaudi, B.S., Holman, M.J., McLeod, B.A., Stanek, K.Z., Barranco, J.A., Pinsonneault, M.H., Meibom, S., Kalirai, J.S., 2008, “Deep MMT Transit Survey of the Open Cluster M37. I. Observations and Cluster Parameters.” The Astrophysical Journal, 675: 1233-1254. arXiv:0709.3063.
  13. Barranco, J.A. & Marcus, P.S. 2006 “A 3D Spectral Anelastic Hydrodynamic Code for Shearing, Stratified Flows,” Journal of Computational Physics, 219:21–46. arXiv:astro-ph/0509063
  14. Barranco, J.A. & Marcus, P.S. 2005, “Three-Dimensional Vortices in Stratified Protoplanetary Disks,” The Astrophysical Journal, 623:1157-1170. arXiv:astro-ph/0501267
  15. Barranco, J.A., 2004, "Theory and Numerical Simulation of Three-Dimensional Vortices in Protoplanetary Disks", Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley
  16. Barranco, J.A., Marcus, P.S., & Umurhan, O.M. 2000, “Scalings and Asymptotics of Coherent Vortices in Protoplanetary Disks,” in Studying Turbulence Using Numerical Simulation Databases – VIII, Proceedings of the 2000 Summer Program, Stanford University/NASA–Ames Center for Turbulence Research, p.85–95.
  17. Barranco, J.A. & Marcus, P.S. 2000, “Vortices in Protoplanetary Disks and the Formation of Planetesimals,” in Studying Turbulence Using Numerical Simulation Databases – VIII, Proceedings of the 2000 Summer Program, Stanford University/NASA–Ames Center for Turbulence Research, p.97–108.
  18. Barranco, J.A. & Goodman, A.A. 1998, “Coherent Dense Cores. I. NH3 Observations,” The Astrophysical Journal, 504:207-222.
  19. Goodman, A.A., Barranco, J.A., Wilner, D.J., & Heyer, M.H. 1998, “Coherence in Dense Cores. II. The Transition to Coherence,” The Astrophysical Journal, 504:223-246.
  20. Barranco, J.A. 1993, "Velocity Coherent Structure in the Dense Cores of Dark Molecular Clouds", B.A. Thesis, Harvard University