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Measuring Molecular Cloud Properties from Galactic Dust Continuum Emission Surveys

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • JILA 10th Floor - Foothills Room

Speaker Name(s): 

Erika Zetterlund

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Astrophysics Lunch Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

As the precursors to stellar clusters, it is imperative that we understand the distribution and physical properties of dense molecular gas clouds and clumps. Such a study has been done with the ground-based Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey (BGPS). Now the Herschel infrared GALactic plane survey (Hi-GAL) allows us to do the same with higher quality data and complete coverage of the Galactic plane. Using BGPS methodology for identifying clumps and estimating distances, I compare physical properties of clumps found in both surveys. In addition, I present the beginnings of my work studying HiGAL-identified clumps in the CO High-Resolution Survey (COHRS).