CLOUDS AS TURBULENT DENSITY FLUCTUATIONS: IMPLICATIONS FOR PRESSURE CONFINEMENT AND SPECTRAL LINE DATA INTERPRETATION

@article{BallesterosParedes1999CLOUDSAT,
  title={CLOUDS AS TURBULENT DENSITY FLUCTUATIONS: IMPLICATIONS FOR PRESSURE CONFINEMENT AND SPECTRAL LINE DATA INTERPRETATION},
  author={Javier Ballesteros-Paredes and Enrique V{\'a}zquez-Semadeni and John Scalo Instituto de Astronomia and Unam and Astronomy Department and University of Texas Austin},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={515},
  pages={286-303}
}
We examine the idea that diffuse H I and giant molecular clouds and their substructure form as density fluctuations induced by large-scale interstellar turbulence. We do this by closely investigating the topology of the velocity, density, and magnetic fields within and at the boundaries of the clouds emerging in high-resolution two-dimensional simulations of the interstellar medium (ISM) including self-gravity, magnetic fields, parameterized heating and cooling, and a simple model for star… 

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