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Millimeter-Wave Astronomy: Molecular Chemistry & Physics in Space : Proceedings of the 1996 INAOE Summer School of Millimeter-Wave Astronomy held at INAOE, Tonantzintla, Puebla, Mexico, 15-31 July 1996 - W.F. Wall

Millimeter-Wave Astronomy: Molecular Chemistry & Physics in Space

Proceedings of the 1996 INAOE Summer School of Millimeter-Wave Astronomy held at INAOE, Tonantzintla, Puebla, Mexico, 15-31 July 1996

By: W.F. Wall (Editor)

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Published: 31st May 1999
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This book is one result from the 1996 Millimeter-wave Summer School held at the Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (INAOE), Tonantz­ intla, Puebla, Mexico. In collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, INAOE has embarked upon the ambitious project of building the world's largest filled aperture millimeter-wave telescope - the Large Millimeter-wave Tele­ scope (LMT), or Gran Telescopio Milimetrico (GTM). The LMT is currently the largest scientific project in Mexico. The summer school had a dual purpose; first, to introduce the Mexican as­ tronomical and physics communities to millimeter wavelength astronomy, and second, to provide a forum for a review of several important aspects of the state of the art in observations, theory, interpretation, and technology relevant to this branch of astronomy. The summer school had 18 invited speakers and 44 par­ ticipants. The scientific organizing committee (SOC) consisted of Luis Carrasco (UNAM/INAOE, Mexico), Paul Goldsmith (NAIC, Cornell Univ., USA), and Andy Harris (Univ. of Maryland, USA). Members of the local organizing com­ mittee (LOC) were Alberto Carramiiiana (INAOE), Emmanuel Mendez Palma (INAOE), Mari Paz Miralles (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA), and William Wall (INAOE).

Preface
A Brief Overview of Millimeter-Wave Astronomyp. 1
Millimeter-wave Spectroscopy in the Solar Systemp. 15
Molecular Clouds and Massive Star Formation in the Galactic Diskp. 39
Probing Molecular Clouds - Their Density and Structurep. 57
Interstellar Cloud Structure, Fragmentation, and Protostar Formationp. 95
Polarimetry and Magnetic Fieldsp. 115
Masersp. 127
Energy Budget and the Virial Theorem in Interstellar Cloudsp. 143
Turbulence in Molecular Cloudsp. 161
Shocks and PDRsp. 187
Low Mass Star Formationp. 199
New Protostellar Collapse Candidates: An HCO+ Survey of the Class 0 Sourcesp. 231
1.3mm Dust Continuum Observations of X-ray Selected T Tauri Stars in Ophiuchusp. 237
The Excitation of Molecular Hydrogen in XDRsp. 247
High Density H2-HII Interfaces in Orionp. 257
External Galaxies 1. CO Observations of Galaxiesp. 269
External Galaxies 2. Other Molecular Lines, Recombination Lines, and Continuump. 283
Cosmic Microwave Backgroundp. 297
Extragalactic and Galactic Submillimetric Emissionp. 319
1. Molecules in Space and Molecular Spectroscopyp. 329
Chemical Processes in Interstellar Spacep. 341
Models of Interstellar Chemistryp. 355
Interstellar CH+ - An Outstanding Enigmap. 369
On the Calculation of Rotational Constants of Interstellar Moleculesp. 379
Some Radio Telescope Considerations in Millimeter and Submillimeter Radio Astronomyp. 405
Millimeter Wave Heterodyne Receivers and Focal Plane Arraysp. 425
Spectrometers for Radio Telescopesp. 447
Millimeter Wave Bolometersp. 459
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ISBN: 9780792355816
ISBN-10: 0792355814
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 474
Published: 31st May 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.89