Neutral Atomic Phases of the Interstellar Medium in the Galaxy

@inproceedings{Wolfire2003NeutralAP,
  title={Neutral Atomic Phases of the Interstellar Medium in the Galaxy},
  author={Mark G. Wolfire and Christopher F. McKee},
  year={2003}
}
Much of the interstellar medium in disk galaxies is in the form of neutral atomic hydrogen, H i. This gas can be in thermal equilibrium at relatively low temperatures, Td300 K (the cold neutral medium [CNM]), or at temperatures somewhat less than 104 K (the warm neutral medium [WNM]). These two phases can coexist over a narrow range of pressures, Pmin P Pmax. We determine Pmin and Pmax in the plane of the Galaxy as a function of Galactocentric radiusR using recent determinations of the gas… CONTINUE READING
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