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Interstellar Processes : Astrophysics and Space Science Library - D.J. Hollenbach

Interstellar Processes

Astrophysics and Space Science Library

By: D.J. Hollenbach (Editor), H. A. Thronson (Editor)

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Published: 1987
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Proceedings of the Symposium on Interstellar Processes Held at Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A., during July 1986

` This book certainly succeeds in presenting a comprehensive account of current topics of research on the instellar medium. ' ` ... warmly recommended to research workers and, particularly, to research students entering the field. ' The Observatory, Vol. 108.

1.- Section I: The Milky Way as a Galaxy.- The Milky Way as a Galaxy.- Section II: Observations of Components of the Interstellar Medium.- H2 in the Galaxy.- Molecular Clouds: An Overview.- Observations of Molecular Cloud Structure and Internal Motions.- The Atomic Component.- Hot Interstellar Gas in the Galactic Disk and Halo.- The High-Energy Component of the ISM-Cosmic-Ray Phenomena.- Section III: Interstellar Magnetic Properties.- Interstellar Magnetic Fields.- The Theory of the Galactic Magnetic Field.- Section IV: Interstellar Processes on a Galactic Scale.- Panel Discussion: Phases of the Interstellar Medium.- Mass and Energy Balance in the Interstellar Medium: How to Model the Disk Gas in our Galaxy.- Cloud Formation and Destruction.- Section V: Dynamical Processes in Interstellar Clouds.- The Physics of Interstellar Shock Waves.- Theory of Collapse and Protostar Formation.- Theoretical Approaches to Interstellar Turbulence.- 2.- Section I: Interstellar Dust Grains.- Composition, Structure, and Chemistry of Interstellar Dust.- Infrared Absorption and Emission Characteristics of Interstellar PAHs.- Grain Destruction, Formation, and Evolution.- Interstellar Grains in the Solar System.- Section II: Interstellar Chemical Processes.- Element Abundances in the Interstellar Atomic Material.- Chemical Abundances in Molecular Clouds.- Gas Phase Chemical Processes in Molecular Clouds.- Chemical Evolution of Molecular Clouds.- Chemical Evolution of Galaxies.- The Solar System/Interstellar Medium Connection: Gas Phase Abundances.- Section III: Heating, Cooling and Radiative Processes.- Observations of the Cooling of the Interstellar Gas.- Heating and Cooling of the Interstellar Gas.- Atomic and Molecular Physics of Interstellar Heating and Cooling.- Masers in the Interstellar Medium.

ISBN: 9789027724823
ISBN-10: 9027724822
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 810
Published: 1987
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 4.29
Weight (kg): 1.39