Clouds as turbulent density fluctuations . Implications for pressure confinement and spectral line data interpretation

@inproceedings{BallesterosParedes1998CloudsAT,
  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 M. Scalo},
  year={1998}
}
  • Javier Ballesteros-Paredes, Enrique Vázquez-Semadeni, John M. Scalo
  • Published 1998
We examine the idea that diffuse 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 ISM including self-gravity, magnetic fields, parameterized heating and cooling and a simple model for star formation. We find that the… CONTINUE READING

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