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The Carina Flare: What can fragments in the wall tell us?


Wuensch, R and Jachym, P and Sidorin, V and Ehlerova, S and Palous, J and Dale, J and Dawson, JR and Fukui, Y, The Carina Flare: What can fragments in the wall tell us?, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 539 Article A116. ISSN 0004-6361 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201118061


13CO(J = 2–1) and C18O(J = 2–1) observations of the molecular cloud G285.90+4.53 (Cloud 16) in the Carina Flare supershell (GSH287+04-17) with the APEX telescope are presented. With an algorithm DENDROFIND we identify 51 fragments and compute their sizes and masses. We discuss their mass spectrum and interpret it as being the result of the shell fragmentation process described by the pressure assisted gravitational instability – PAGI. We conclude that the explanation of the clump mass function needs a combination of gravity with pressure external to the shell.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ISM: molecules; stars: formation; stars: winds, outflows; Galaxy: structure; ISM: structure
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Galactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Dawson, JR (Dr Joanne Dawson)
ID Code:83107
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2013-03-01
Last Modified:2017-11-03
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