Measuring The Fractal Structure of Interstellar Clouds

M.G.R Vogelaar*, B.P Wakker, U.J Schwarz

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    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.

    Originele taal-2English
    TitelFragmentation of Molecular Clouds and Star Formation
    RedacteurenE. Falgarone, F. Boulanger, G. Duvert
    Aantal pagina's3
    ISBN van elektronische versie978-94-011-3384-5
    ISBN van geprinte versie978-0-7923-1159-1
    StatusPublished - 1991

    Publicatie series

    Naam International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale
    ISSN van geprinte versie0074-1809

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