Molecular Clouds in the Milky Way and External Galaxies

Proceeedings of a Symposium Held at the University of Massachussets in Amherst, November 2–4, 1987

  • Editors
  • Robert L. Dickman
  • Ronald L. Snell
  • Judith S. Young
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 315)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Estela V. O'Brien, Chun Ming Leung, Russell Dubisch
    Pages 26-27
  3. Paul J. Viscuso, David F. Chernoff
    Pages 28-29
  4. H. Butner, R. Loren, Alwyn Wootten, N. Kaifu, H. Suzuki, T. Yamashita et al.
    Pages 32-33
  5. S. Aiello, C. Cecchi-Pestellini, B. Barsella, F. Mencaraglia
    Pages 36-37
  6. J. Gregory Stacy, Philip C. Myers, Hendrick W. de Vries
    Pages 38-39
  7. A. Kogut, G. F. Smoot, S. J. Petuchowski, C. L. Bennett
    Pages 40-41
  8. A. R. Rivolo, P. M. Solomon
    Pages 42-43
  9. Michel Guélinl, José Cernicharol
    Pages 81-90
  10. Ronald L. Snell, F. Peter Schloerbl, Mark H. Heyer
    Pages 91-92
  11. Hendrik Willem de Vries
    Pages 97-98
  12. U. Mebold, A. Heithausen, H. de Vries
    Pages 101-102
  13. G. Novak, S. R. Platt, R. H. Hildebrand, D. P. Gonatas
    Pages 118-119
  14. Hugo G. Marraco, Alejandro Clocchiatti
    Pages 120-121
  15. Richard Barvainis, Dan P. Clemens, Robert Leach
    Pages 122-123
  16. T. H. Troland, C. Heiles, W. M. Goss
    Pages 126-127
  17. Alyssa A. Goodman, Philip C. Myers
    Pages 128-129
  18. Ralph E. Pudritz, R. G. Carlberg
    Pages 130-131
  19. Ewine F. van Dishoeck, John H. Black
    Pages 168-169
  20. Daryl A. Swade, F. Peter Schloerb
    Pages 170-171
  21. B. E. Turner, John Bally, T. Amano, S. Lee, P. A. Feldman
    Pages 172-173
  22. P. Cox, R. Güsten, C. Henkel
    Pages 176-177
  23. R. F. Knacke, Y. H. Kim, K. S. Noll, T. R. Geballe
    Pages 180-181
  24. L. M. Ziurys, R. L. Snell, R. L. Dickman
    Pages 184-185
  25. Y. C. Minh, W. M. Irvine, L. M. Ziurys
    Pages 186-187
  26. David K. Taylor, Robert L. Dickman
    Pages 193-194
  27. A. I. Harris, J. Stutzki, J. Herman, R. Genzel, D. T. Jaffe, J. B. Lugten et al.
    Pages 195-196
  28. J. C. Pearson, C. A. Gottlieb, D. R. Woodward, P. Thaddeus
    Pages 197-198
  29. D. R. Woodward, J. C. Pearson, C. A. Gottlieb, M. Guélin, P. Thaddeus
    Pages 199-200

About these proceedings


The volume consists of up-to-date reviews and a selection of contributed papers on subjects including the structure and physical properties of molecular clouds, their role in the star formation process, their dust and chemical properties, molecular cloud surveys of the Milky Way, cloud evolution, problems in cloud mass determinations (a panel discussion and review), the CO properties of external galaxies, nuclei of galaxies as revealed by molecular observations, and galactic spiral structure as reflected by molecular cloud distributions. The abstracts of poster papers on these topics presented at the conference are also included. This book is both a valuable reference and a compendium of current knowledge in this field. It should be of special interest to all students and researchers who work on the physics of star formation, the interstellar medium, molecular clouds and galactic structure.


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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50438-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46003-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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