Interstellar Processes: Proceedings of the Symposium on Interstellar Processes, Held in Grand Teton National Park, July 1986

Interstellar Processes: Proceedings of the Symposium on Interstellar Processes, Held in Grand Teton National Park, July 1986

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789027724823
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 06/30/1987
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library , #134
Edition description: 1987
Pages: 810
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

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.

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