Interstellar Turbulence and Star Formation

Abstract

We provide a brief overview of recent advances and outstanding issues in simulations of interstellar turbulence, including isothermal models for interior structure of molecular clouds and larger-scale multiphase models designed to simulate the formation of molecular clouds. We show how self-organization in highly compressible magnetized turbulence in the multiphase ISM can be exploited in simple numerical models to generate realistic initial conditions for star formation.

5 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{Kritsuk2012InterstellarTA, title={Interstellar Turbulence and Star Formation}, author={Alexei G. Kritsuk and Sergey D. Ustyugov and Michael L. Norman}, year={2012} }