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ID: 358829.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
Molecular outflows in low- and high-mass star-forming regions
Authors:Arce, H. G.; Shepherd, D.; Gueth, F.; Lee, C. F.; Bachiller, R.; Rosen, A.; Beuther, H.
Language:English
Place of Publication:Tucson
Publisher:Univ. of Arizona Press
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2007
Title of Book:Protostars and Planets V
Start Page:245
End Page:260
Full Name of Book-Editor(s):Reipurth, B.; Jewitt, J.; Keil, K.
Title of Series:The University of Arizona space science series
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:We review the known properties of molecular outflows from low- and high-mass young stars. General trends among outflows are identified, and the most recent studies on the morphology, kinematics, energetics, and evolution of molecular outflows are discussed, focusing on results from high-resolution millimeter observations. We review the existing four broad classes of outflow models and compare numerical simulations with the observational data. A single class of models cannot explain the range of morphological and kinematic properties that are observed, and we propose a possible solution. The impact of outflows on their cloud is examined, and we review how outflows can disrupt their surrounding environment, through the clearing of gas and the injection of momentum and energy onto the gas at distances from their powering sources from about 0.01 to a few pc. We also discuss the effects of shock-induced chemical processes on the ambient medium, and how these processes may act as a chemical clock to date outflows. Finally, future outflow research with existing and planned millimeter and submillimeter instruments is presented.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:InBook
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007prpl.conf..245A [ID No:1]
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