Interstellar Turbulence II: Implications and Effects

  title={Interstellar Turbulence II: Implications and Effects},
  author={J. Scalo and Bruce G. Elmegreen Department of Astronomy and U. Texas and I. W. R. Center},
  journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • J. Scalo, Bruce G. Elmegreen Department of Astronomy, +1 author I. W. R. Center
  • Published 2004
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • ▪ Abstract Interstellar turbulence has implications for the dispersal and mixing of the elements, cloud chemistry, cosmic ray scattering, and radio wave propagation through the ionized medium. This review discusses the observations and theory of these effects. Metallicity fluctuations are summarized, and the theory of turbulent transport of passive tracers is reviewed. Modeling methods, turbulent concentration of dust grains, and the turbulent washout of radial abundance gradients are discussed… CONTINUE READING
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