High-Velocity Clouds

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Hugo van Woerden, Bart Wakker, Ulrich Schwarz, Klaas de Boer
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 28, 2006 - Science - 406 pages
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On the occasion of the retirement of Ulrich Schwarz, a symposium was held in Groningen in May of 1996, celebrating his contributions to the study of the int- stellar medium, including his work on the high-velocity clouds. The coming together of many specialists in the latter ?eld prompted the idea of compiling a book c- taining their contributions, and summarizing the status of our understanding of the high-velocity cloud phenomenon. This seemed especially worthwhile at the time, since many exciting developments were taking place. After the discovery of some H i clouds with high velocities, about 40 years ago, the subject had been dominated by 21-cm observations of H i emission. Starting in the mid-1980s much progress was being made because of the availability of new instruments, such as large ground-based optical telescopes and UV observatories in space. The connections between the work on high-velocity clouds and other studies of the properties of the (hot) interstellar medium also became clearer.
 

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Contents

HVCIVC MAPS AND HVC DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS
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Ulrich J Schwarz Klaas S de Boer
55
INTERMEDIATEVELOCITY CLOUDS
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HVCS RELATED TO THE MAGELLANIC SYSTEM
101
HIGHVELOCITY Hi GAS IN EXTERNAL GALAXIES
125
THE LARGE AND SMALLSCALE STRUCTURE OF HVCS
145
IONIZED GAS ASSOCIATED WITH HVCS
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THE HOT HALO
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HVCS INTERACTING WITH THEIR ENVIRONMENT
251
WARPS POLAR RINGS AND HIGHVELOCITY CLOUDS
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THE MISSING LINK?
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COMPACT ISOLATED HIGHVELOCITY CLOUDS
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THE ORIGIN OF THE HIGHVELOCITY CLOUDS
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UNSOLVED MYSTERIES OF HIGHVELOCITY CLOUDS 371
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INDEX
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Hugo van Woerden Bart P Wakker
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