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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

EVOLUTION AND LIFETIME OF TRANSIENT CLUMPS IN THE TURBULENT INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM

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Author(s):
Falceta-Goncalves, D. [1, 2] ; Lazarian, A. [2]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Artes Ciencias & Humanidades, BR-03828000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Wisconsin, Dept Astron, Madison, WI 53711 - USA
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL; v. 735, n. 2 JUL 10 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 9
Abstract

We study the evolution of dense clumps and provide an argument that the existence of the clumps is not limited by their crossing times. We claim that the lifetimes of the clumps are determined by turbulent motions on a larger scale, and we predict the correlation of clump lifetime with column density. We use numerical simulations to successfully test this relation. In addition, we study the morphological asymmetry and the magnetization of the clumps as functions of their masses. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/10102-0 - Numerical studies of collisional and collisionless magnetized plasmas in Astrophysics
Grantee:Diego Antonio Falceta Gonçalves
Support type: Regular Research Grants