Richardson, K. J.; White, Glenn J.; Avery, L. W.; Lesurf, J. C. G. and Harten, R. H.
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Twelve molecular line sources which exhibit high-velocity wings in the CO = 1-0 rotational transition have been observed in the CO = 3-2 line. The densities derived using observations of the transition in combination with the lower lines can be considerably higher than those derived purely from mapping the CO = 1-0 transition, in some cases by over an order of magnitude. This general conclusion tends to increase the likelihood that the outflows are capable of supporting clouds against free-fall gravitational collapse. Low values of apparent CO fractional abundance per unit velocity gradient are derived, which may be due to a depletion of CO in the outflow regions or alternatively, to clumping of the outflowing molecular gas.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||1985 The American Astronomical Society|
|Keywords:||carbon monoxide; interstellar gas; molecular clouds; radio sources (astronomy); electron transitions; gravitational collapse; line spectra; radio spectra|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
|Depositing User:||G. J. White|
|Date Deposited:||10 Feb 2012 08:59|
|Last Modified:||10 Feb 2012 09:01|
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