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CO J = 4 - 3 observations of molecular clouds

White, Glenn J.; Phillips, J. P.; Richardson, K. J. and Harten, R. H. (1986). CO J = 4 - 3 observations of molecular clouds. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 159(1-2) pp. 309–316.

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Abstract

A survey of the CO J= 4-3 transition has been made towards a sample of seven galactic molecular clouds. These data have been combined with spectra for the lower CO transitions to examine how they vary in line shape with different transition. Such variations are examined using LVG modelling techniques to obtain estimates of the physical state of the emitting gas. The authors discuss the implications and importance that observations of these submillimetre wavelength transitions have in refining knowledge of the gas in molecular clouds.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1986 European Southern Observatory
ISSN: 1432-0746
Keywords: astronomical spectroscopy; carbon monoxide; interstellar gas; molecular clouds; line spectra; Ophiuchi clouds; spectral line width
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 33515
Depositing User: G. J. White
Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 09:21
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 14:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/33515
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