Giant Molecular Clouds in the Galaxy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080230689, 9781483159867

Giant Molecular Clouds in the Galaxy

1st Edition

Third Gregynog Astrophysics Workshop

Editors: P. M. Solomon M. G. Edmunds
eBook ISBN: 9781483159867
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 358
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Description

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

Introduction

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

Kinematics

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

Details

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

About the Editor

P. M. Solomon

M. G. Edmunds