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 / R.L. Dickman, R.L. Snell, J.S. Young, eds.

Contributor(s): Dickman, R. L. (Robert L.), 1947- | Snell, Ronald Lee | Young, J. S. (Judith S.), 1952-
Material type: TextTextSeries: Lecture notes in physics: 315.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1988Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 475 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540460039; 3540460039; 3540504389; 9783540504382Subject(s): Molecular clouds -- Congresses | Milky Way -- Congresses | Galaxies -- Congresses | Stars -- Formation -- Congresses | Interstellar magnetic fields -- Congresses | Cosmochemistry -- Congresses | Nuages moléculaires -- Congrès | Galaxies -- Congrès | Étoiles -- Formation -- Congrès | Champs magnétiques interstellaires -- Congrès | Cosmochimie -- Congrès | Voie lactée -- Congrès | Cosmochemistry | Galaxies | Interstellar magnetic fields | Molecular clouds | Stars -- Formation | Deep space -- Milky Way | Moleculaire wolken | Nuages moléculaires -- Congrès | Voie lactée -- Congrès | Galaxies -- Congrès | Étoiles -- Formation -- Congrès | Champs magnétiques interstellaires -- CongrèsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Molecular clouds in the Milky Way and external galaxies.DDC classification: 523.1/12 LOC classification: QB791.4 | .M65 1988Other classification: 39.43 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Molecular Cloud Properties: Temperatures and Densities. Cloud Sizes and Masses. Magnetic Fields. Chemistry. Fragmentation and Structure. Star Formation and Outflows -- Molecular Clouds and Galactic Structure: Cloud Evolution. Galactic Surveys -- Extragalactic Studies: The Molecular Content of Galaxies. Spiral Structure -- Technical Avenues to the Future -- Subject Index -- Source Index -- Author Index.
Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserveSummary: 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.
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Molecular Cloud Properties: Temperatures and Densities. Cloud Sizes and Masses. Magnetic Fields. Chemistry. Fragmentation and Structure. Star Formation and Outflows -- Molecular Clouds and Galactic Structure: Cloud Evolution. Galactic Surveys -- Extragalactic Studies: The Molecular Content of Galaxies. Spiral Structure -- Technical Avenues to the Future -- Subject Index -- Source Index -- Author Index.

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.

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