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The Birth of Molecular Clouds: Formation of Atomic Precursors in Colliding Flows

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Molecular Cloud Complexes (MCCs) are highly structured and ``turbulent''. Observational evidence suggests that MCCs are dynamically dominated systems, rather than quasi-equilibrium entities. The observed structure is more likely a consequence of the formation process rather than something that is imprinted after the formation of the MCC. Converging flows provide a natural mechanism to generate MCC structure. We present a detailed numerical analysis of this scenario. Our study addresses the ev...

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10.1086/505931

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Astrophysics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Astrophysics
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Institute of Physics Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Astrophys.J.
Volume:
648
Issue:
2
Pages:
1052-1065
Publication date:
2006-05-17
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EISSN:
1538-4357
ISSN:
0004-637X
Source identifiers:
26636
Language:
English
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pubs:26636
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uuid:0a35b93f-d70e-4112-8013-4bb1ac4ba842
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pubs:26636
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2012-12-19

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