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AbstractWe propose a simple explanation for the constant mean brightness observed between outbursts in dwarf novae. Secular changes in the total energy dissipation rate of the accretion disc brought about by variations in surface density, temperature and disc radius can be regulated by the gradual cooling of a small, critically stable hot inner region. The hypothesis is supported by two-dimensional time-dependent numerical models of dwarf nova accretion discs.
Truss, M. R., Wynn, G. A. and Wheatley, P. J.. (2004) The behaviour of quiescent accretion discs in dwarf novae. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 347 (Number 2). pp. 569-574. ISSN 0035-8711