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Interstellar Turbulence and Star Formation

Kritsuk A, Ustyugov S, Norman M ...see all

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, vol. 6, issue S270 (2011) pp. 179-186

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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.

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  • ISM: clouds
  • ISM: magnetic fields
  • ISM: structure
  • methods: numerical
  • turbulence

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Authors

  • Alexei G. Kritsuk

  • Sergey D. Ustyugov

  • Michael L. Norman

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