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2013ApJ...777L...4W - Astrophys. J., 777, L4 (2013/November-1)

CARMA survey toward infrared-bright nearby galaxies (STING). III. The dependence of atomic and molecular gas surface densities on galaxy properties.

WONG T., XUE R., BOLATTO A.D., LEROY A.K., BLITZ L., ROSOLOWSKY E., BIGIEL F., FISHER D.B., OTT J., RAHMAN N., VOGEL S.N. and WALTER F.

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We investigate the correlation between CO and H I emission in 18 nearby galaxies from the CARMA Survey Toward IR-Bright Nearby Galaxies (STING) at sub-kpc and kpc scales. Our sample, spanning a wide range in stellar mass and metallicity, reveals evidence for a metallicity dependence of the H I column density measured in regions exhibiting CO emission. Such a dependence is predicted by the equilibrium model of McKee and Krumholz, which balances H2 formation and dissociation. The observed H I column density is often smaller than predicted by the model, an effect we attribute to unresolved clumping, although values close to the model prediction are also seen. We do not observe H I column densities much larger than predicted, as might be expected were there a diffuse H I component that did not contribute to H2shielding. We also find that the H2 column density inferred from CO correlates strongly with the stellar surface density, suggesting that the local supply of molecular gas is tightly regulated by the stellar disk.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: ISM - ISM: atoms - ISM: molecules

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