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High-Velocity Clouds and Galactic Evolution

  • H. Van Woerden
  • U. J. Schwarz
  • R. F. Peletier
  • B. P. Wakker
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 171)

Abstract

High-velocity clouds (HVCs) are HI clouds deviating strongly from the general Galactic rotation. Their distances, and hence origins, have long remained unknown. However, three major complexes are now known to lie at z > 1 kpc, while two smaller clouds are closer to the plane (Wakker et al. 1995). These incomplete results still allow a variety of origins.

References

  1. Schwarz, U.J., Wakker, B.P. van Woerden, H. 1995, A&A 302, 364ADSGoogle Scholar
  2. Wakker, B.P., van Woerden, H., Schwarz, U.J., Peletier, R.F., Douglas, N.G., Danly, L., de Boer, K.S. 1995, IAU Symp. 169, in press.Google Scholar
  3. Wakker, B.P., van Woerden, H., Schwarz, U.J., Peletier, R.F., Douglas, N.G. 1996, A&A (Letters), submitted.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Van Woerden
    • 1
  • U. J. Schwarz
    • 1
  • R. F. Peletier
    • 1
  • B. P. Wakker
    • 2
  1. 1.Kapteyn InstituteUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Dept. of AstronomyUniv. of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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