MHD Turbulence in Star-Forming Regions and the Interstellar Medium

  title={MHD Turbulence in Star-Forming Regions and the Interstellar Medium},
  author={Mordecai Mac Low},
MHD turbulence plays a central role in the physics of star-forming molecular clouds and the interstellar medium. MHD turbulence in molecular clouds must be driven to account for the observed supersonic motions in the clouds, as even strongly magnetized turbulence decays quickly. Driven MHD turbulence can globally support gravitationally unstable regions, but local collapse inevitably occurs. Differences in the strength of driving and the gas density may explain the very different rates of star… 
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