Giant Molecular Clouds in the Galaxy

Giant Molecular Clouds in the Galaxy

Third Gregynog Astrophysics Workshop

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editors: P. M. Solomon, M. G. Edmunds
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159867

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Giant Molecular Clouds in the Galaxy: Third Gregynog Astrophysics Workshop covers the proceedings of the 1977 Third Gregynog Astrophysics Workshop on Giant Molecular Clouds (GMC), held at the University of Wales. This book is organized into 11 parts encompassing 33 chapters. After a brief introduction to the significant features of GMC, this book goes on examining radio, millimeter, and galactic center observations of GMC, along with their infrared properties and kinematics. Other parts deal with the water sources in GMC; time variation in interstellar water masers; and the relation of HII regions to molecular clouds. The remaining parts discuss the evolution of interstellar molecular clouds and the role of magnetic fields in the collapse of protostellar gas clouds. These parts also cover the chemistry of interstellar molecules containing nitrogen and the search for other planetary systems. This book will prove useful to cloud scientists, physicists, astronomers, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Figure Copyrights and Acknowledgments

    Giant Molecular Clouds in the Galaxy


    Giant Molecular Clouds: Radio and Millimetre Observations

    Large Scale Mapping of Local Molecular Cloud Complexes

    M17 An Example of a Giant Molecular Cloud Complex

    The Distribution and Size of Molecular Clouds in the Galaxy

    Giant Molecular Clouds as A Dominent Component of the Interstellar Medium of the Galaxy

    A Survey of 6 cm Formaldehyde Absorption along the Galactic Plane

    λ 21 cm HI Synthesis Observations of Molecular Clouds - a progress report

    Molecular Line Observations towards CRL 2591 (UOA 27)

    Giant Molecular Clouds: Infrared Properties

    Infrared Observations of Molecular Clouds

    Far-Infrared Emission of Molecular Clouds and Star Formation in the Galaxy

    The Galactic Center

    Molecular Clouds at the Galactic Center

    NH3 Observations of SGR B


    Two Theoretical Ideas on the Large-Scale Distribution of Interstellar Matter

    High Velocity Gas in the Core of OMC

    Maser Sources in Molecular Clouds

    H2O Sources in Giant Molecular Clouds

    Time Variation of Interstellar Water Masers: Strong Sources in HII Regions

    Observations of OH Masers in Orion

    HII Regions and Molecular Clouds

    Relation of HII Regions to Molecular Clouds (Abstract)

    Location of HII Regions in Molecular Clouds

    CO Observations of Southern HII Regions

    Star Formation

    Star Forming Clouds towards the Galactic Anticenter

    NGC 7023: An Example of Low Mass Star Formation

    Formation of Massive Stars in OB Associations and Giant Molecular Clouds

    Star Formation behind Shocks

    On the Ionization of Clouds and the Formation of Stars

    Supernova Induced Star Formation

    On the Jeans Criterion

    Evolution of Interstellar Molecular Clouds: An Integrated Study of a Collapsing Cloud

    The Role of Magnetic Fields in the Collapse of Protostellar Gas Clouds

    Magnetic Fields in Star Formation

    Interstellar Chemistry

    The Chemistry of Interstellar Molecules Containing Nitrogen

    Evidence for Interstellar Biochemicals

    Is Anyone Out There?

    The Search for Planetary Systems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 358
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159867

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P. M. Solomon

M. G. Edmunds

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