2009A&A...500L..29H


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2009A&A...500L..29H - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 500, L29-32 (2009/6-3)

Intermittency of interstellar turbulence: parsec-scale coherent structure of intense, velocity shear.

HILY-BLANT P. and FALGARONE E.

Abstract (from CDS):

Benefitting from the duality of turbulence (random versus coherent motions), we search for coherent structures in the turbulent velocity field of molecular clouds, anticipating their importance in cloud evolution. We analyse a large map (40' by 20') obtained with the HERA multibeam receiver (IRAM-30m telescope) in a high latitude cloud of the Polaris Flare at unprecedented spatial (11") and spectral (0.05km/s) resolution for the 12CO(2-1)line. We find that two parsec-scale components of velocities differing by ∼2km/s, share a narrow interface (<0.15pc) that appears to be an elongated structure of intense velocity-shear, ∼15 to 30km/s/pc. The locus of the extrema of line-centroid-velocity increments (E-CVI) in that field follows this intense-shear structure as well as that of the 12CO(2-1) high-velocity line wings. The tiny spatial overlap in projection of the two parsec-scale components implies that they are sheets of CO emission and that discontinuities in the gas properties (CO enrichment and/or increase in gas density) occur at the position of the intense velocity shear. These results identify spatial and kinematic coherence on scales of between 0.03pc and 1pc. They confirm that the departure from Gaussianity of the probability density functions of E-CVIs is a powerful statistical tracer of the intermittency of turbulence. They provide support for a link between large-scale turbulence, its intermittent dissipation rate and low-mass dense core formation.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: clouds - ISM: magnetic fields - ISM: kinematics and dynamics - ISM: molecules - turbulence

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Number of rows : 1
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
#notes
1 NAME Polaris Flare MoC 11 00 14.8 +86 10 52           ~ 184 1

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NAME Polaris Flare -- Molecular Cloud
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11 00 14.8 +86 10 52 [ ] D ~
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    position angle (in degrees North celestial pole to East)
  • quality : flag of quality
    • E ≥ 10"
    • D : 1-10" (and some old data)
    • C : 0.1-1"
    • B : 0.01-0.1" + 2MASS, Tyc
    • A : VLBI, Hipparcos
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FK4 coord. (ep=B1950 eq=1950) :
10 52 57.9 +86 26 56 [ ]
Syntax of coordinates is : "ra dec (wtype) [error ellipse] quality bibcode" :
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    Grey values are increasing the original precision due to the computation of frame transformations
  • (wtype) : wavelength class for the origin of the coordinates (Rad, mm, IR, Optical, UV, Xray, Gam)
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    position angle (in degrees North celestial pole to East)
  • quality : flag of quality
    • E ≥ 10"
    • D : 1-10" (and some old data)
    • C : 0.1-1"
    • B : 0.01-0.1" + 2MASS, Tyc
    • A : VLBI, Hipparcos
  • bibcode : bibcode of the coordinates reference
Gal coord. (ep=J2000) :
124.9976 +30.4912 [ ]
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360 360 ~ (~) D 2018MNRAS.474.4672L
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NAME Polaris Flare

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