To study the structure of interstellar clouds we used the so-called perimeter-area relation to estimate fractal dimensions. We studied the reliability of the method by applying it to artificial fractals and discuss some of the problems and pitfalls. Results for two different cloud types (high-velocity clouds (HVCs) and infrared cirrus) are summarized. We find dimensions 1.2 <D <1.55, somewhat higher than found in previous, similar studies.
|Title of host publication||Fragmentation of Molecular Clouds and Star Formation|
|Editors||E. Falgarone, F. Boulanger, G. Duvert|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
|Name||International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale|