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Recent submillimetre wavelength studies of molecules in star formation regions

White, Glenn (1982). Recent submillimetre wavelength studies of molecules in star formation regions. In: Scientific Importance of Submillimetre Observations, 03-04 December 1981, Leiden, pp. 5–11.

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The recent availability of sensitive heterodyne detectors in the submillimetre spectral region (300-1000 GHz) and large aperture optical infrared telescopes at high altitude observatories have led to sensitive astronomical observations of a number of molecular species in galactic star formation regions. The current state of progress in this newly developing field is examined both with regard to present day detectors and also astrophysical applications.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 1982 Not known
Extra Information: ESA The Scientific Importance of Submillimetre Observations (SEE N83-22034 11-88)
Keywords: atmospheric attenuation; high altitude; interstellar matter; line spectra; molecular clouds; radiation trapping; water vapor; density (mass/volume); hydrogen; instrument compensation; Michelson interferometers; radio telescopes; spectroscopy
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 33794
Depositing User: G. J. White
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2012 07:50
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 14:13
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