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 Fo

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

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P. M. Solomon

M. G. Edmunds

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