Lecture Notes in Physics

Molecular Clouds in the Milky Way and External Galaxies

Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, November 2–4, 1987

Editors: Dickman, Robert L., Snell, Ronald L., Young, Judith S. (Eds.)

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The volume consists of up-to-date reviews and a selection of contributed papers on subjects including the structure and physical properties of molecular clouds, their role in the star formation process, their dust and chemical properties, molecular cloud surveys of the Milky Way, cloud evolution, problems in cloud mass determinations (a panel discussion and review), the CO properties of external galaxies, nuclei of galaxies as revealed by molecular observations, and galactic spiral structure as reflected by molecular cloud distributions. The abstracts of poster papers on these topics presented at the conference are also included. This book is both a valuable reference and a compendium of current knowledge in this field. It should be of special interest to all students and researchers who work on the physics of star formation, the interstellar medium, molecular clouds and galactic structure.

Table of contents (111 chapters)

Table of contents (111 chapters)
  • Temperatures and densities in instellar molecular clouds

    Pages 1-25

    Goldsmith, Paul F.

  • Using infrared limb-brightening to probe isolated dark globules

    Pages 26-27

    O'Brien, Estela V. (et al.)

  • CO cooling in molecular clouds: Revised rates

    Pages 28-29

    Viscuso, Paul J. (et al.)

  • HI, CO and HCO+ observations of the dark clouds L1642 and L1551

    Pages 30-31

    Liljeström, T. (et al.)

  • Temperature gradients across the Rho Oph B1/B2 molecular core: The effects of heating by low luminosity stars on cloud cores

    Pages 32-33

    Butner, H. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Clouds in the Milky Way and External Galaxies
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, November 2–4, 1987
Editors
  • Robert L. Dickman
  • Ronald L. Snell
  • Judith S. Young
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
315
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-46003-9
DOI
10.1007/3-540-50438-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-13703-1
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 475
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