Query : 2016A&A...595A..37K

2016A&A...595A..37K - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 595A, 37-37 (2016/11-1)

Anisotropies in the HI gas distribution toward 3C 196.


Abstract (from CDS):

Context. The local Galactic HI gas was found to contain cold neutral medium (CNM) filaments that are aligned with polarized dust emission. These filaments appear to be dominated by the magnetic field and in this case turbulence is expected to show distinct anisotropies.
Aims. We use the Galactic Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey (EBHIS) to derive 2D turbulence spectra for the HI distribution in direction to 3C 196 and two more comparison fields.
Methods. Prior to Fourier transform we apply a rotational symmetric 50% Tukey window to apodize the data. We derive average as well as position angle dependent power spectra. Anisotropies in the power distribution are defined as the ratio of the spectral power in orthogonal directions.
Results. We find strong anisotropies. For a narrow range in position angle, in direction perpendicular to the filaments and the magnetic field, the spectral power is on average more than an order of magnitude larger than parallel. In the most extreme case the anisotropy reaches locally a factor of 130. Anisotropies increase on average with spatial frequency as predicted by Goldreich & Sridhar (1995ApJ...438..763G), at the same time the Kolmogorov spectral index remains almost unchanged. The strongest anisotropies are observable for a narrow range in velocity and decay with a power law index close to -8/3, almost identical to the average isotropic spectral index of -2.9<γ< -2.6.
Conclusions. HI filaments, associated with linear polarization structures in LOFAR observations in direction to 3C 196, show turbulence spectra with marked anisotropies. Decaying anisotropies appear to indicate that we witness an ongoing shock passing the HI and affecting the observed Faraday depth.

Abstract Copyright: © ESO, 2016

Journal keyword(s): turbulence - ISM: structure - ISM: magnetic fields

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Number of rows : 5
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 NAME SMC G 00 52 38.0 -72 48 01   2.79 2.2     ~ 10690 1
2 ICRF J054236.1+495107 Sy1 05 42 36.13789710 +49 51 07.2337139   18.45 17.80 17.210   ~ 1435 1
3 3C 196 Sy1 08 13 36.0561170112 +48 13 02.644966020   18.36 17.79     ~ 538 2
4 PSR J0815+4611 Psr 08 15 59.4623 +46 11 53.240           ~ 9 0
5 NAME UMa Region reg 11 00 +50.0           ~ 324 0

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