Interstellar Turbulence and Star Formation


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.

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