Kinematics and Dynamics of Diffuse Astrophysical Media by John E. DysonKinematics and Dynamics of Diffuse Astrophysical Media by John E. Dyson

Kinematics and Dynamics of Diffuse Astrophysical Media

byJohn E. DysonEditorE.B. Carling

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The area of diffuse astrophysical media is enormous and ranges over circum­ stellar to extragalactic scales. The physical conditions can vary from cool dusty gases to collections of relativistic particles. Flows in such media are set up by en­ ergy and momentum injection from winds, jets and explosions. The study of these phenomena involves physics, chemistry and, inevitably, hydrodynamics. One of the most important aspects of this study is the ever increasing overlap between theory and observation. Indeed, it can be argued that the only way to really understand these complex flows which can never be duplicated under terrestrial conditions, is to encourage this overlap, and this was one major aim of this Conference. Because of the long theoretical and observational association of the Manchester Group with this general area, Manchester seemed an appropriate venue for this Con­ ference. But in fact this long association and the actual year of the Conference are connected. In 1951 Franz Kahn joined the Astronomy Department at Manchester University and immediately the study of diffuse media, particularly the hydrody­ namic aspects, commenced and has flourished ever since. Franz became Head of the Astronomy Department in 1981 following the retirement of Professor Z. Kopal, who founded the Department and was instrumental in attracting Franz to it. In 1993, Franz retired from this position and a most serendipidous coincidence was his election to the Royal Society announced shortly before the Conference.
Title:Kinematics and Dynamics of Diffuse Astrophysical MediaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:401 pagesPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Cosmical Aerodynamics - Why was it so Difficult?.- Shaping Planetary Nebulae.- Investigating the Kinematics of the Faint Giant Haloes of Planetary Nebulae.- Shock Modelling of Planetary Nebulae.- Imaging Polarimetry of Proto-Planetary Nebulae.- IRAS 17423-1755: a BQ[ ] Star with a Variable Velocity Outflow.- Spectroscopic Constraints on Outflows from BN-type Objects.- First Wavelet Analysis of Emission Line Variations in Wolf-Rayet Stars-Turbulence in Hot-Star Outflows.- Complex Structure Associated with the Wolf-Rayet Star WR147.- The Importance of Continuum Radiation for the Stellar Wind Hydrodynamics of Hot Stars.- Herbig Ae/Be Stars.- 3-D Radiative Line Transfer for Be Star Envelopes.- Radiatively Driven Winds Using Lagrangian Hydrodynamics.- Parametric Determination of the Inclination of Keplerian Circumstellar Discs from Spectropolarimetric Profiles of Scattered Lines.- Observational Evidence for Global Oscillations in Be Star Disks.- Coupled Stellar Jet/Molecular Outflow Models.- Modelling Jet-Driven Molecular Outflows.- Jets.- A Simulation of a Jet with the Hiccups.- Interactions Between Molecular Outflows and Optical Jets.- Proper Motion Measurements in the HH 46/47 Outflow.- The Serpens Radio Jet: Evidence of Precession or Nutation.- Fragmentation and Heating of Streamers in Orion.- Highly Supersonic Molecular Flows in Wind-Clump Boundary Layers.- High Density Tracers in Outflow Regions: NH3 vs. CS.- Modelling the Constancy of X.- Gas-Grain Interaction in the Low Mass Star-Forming Region B335.- The Structure and Dynamics of M17SW.- The Hydrodynamics of Bipolar Explosions.- Shock-Heated Gas in the Outbursts of Classical Novae.- The Crab Nebula Revisited.- Pulsar Magnetospheres: Classical and Quasi-Classical Descriptions.- The Global Structure of the Insterstellar Medium.- A Power Spectrum Description of Galactic Neutral Hydrogen.- A Statistical Description of Astrophysical Turbulence.- Rosat Wide Field Camera Data and the Temperature of the Interstellar Medium.- Hierarchial Galactic Dynamo and Seed Magnetic Field Problem.- Cosmic Ray Diffusion at Energies of 1 MeV to 105 GeV.- Alfvénic Waves and Alignment of Large Grains.- An Interstellar Thermostat: Gas Temperature Regulated by Grain Charge.- Recent Optical Observations of Circumstellar and Interstellar Phenomena.- Internal Motions of HII Regions and Giant HII Regions.- High-Speed Flows in the Vicinity of the Trapezium Stars.- The Orion Nebula: Structure, Dynamics, and Population.- An Evolutionary Model for the Wolf Rayet Nebula NGC 2539.- Supersonic Turbulence in Giant Extragalactic HII Regions.- The Dynamics of the Ring Nebula Surrounding the LBV Candidate He 3-519.- Turbulent Mixing in Wind-Blown HII Regions.- Shock Wave Structure in the Cygnus Loop.- Catastrophic Cooling Diagnostics.- Star Formation in Shocked Layers.- Binary and Multiple Star Formation.- Galactic Fountains.- The Solution Topology of Galactic Winds.- Galactic Scale Gas Flows in Colliding Galaxies: 3-Dimensional, N-Body/Hydrodynamics Experiments.- Gas Flow in a Two Component Galactic Disk.- How Faithful Are N-Body Simulations of Disc Galaxies? - Artificial Suppression of Gaseous Dynamical Instabilities.- Long-Lived Spiral Structure in N-Body Simulations: Work in Progress.- The Use of Gravitational Microlensing to Scan the Structure of BAL QSOs.- Anomalous Component Motion in the MAS Double Radio Source 0646+600.- Effects of Dense Medium Surrounding Galactic-Sized Radio Sources.- 8.4 Ghz Vla Observations of the CfA Seyfert Sample.- Relativistic Jet Simulations.- Active Galactic Nuclei Flow Velocities and the Highest Energy Cosmic Rays.- Hidden Broad Line Regions and Anisotropy in AGN.- The Starburst Galaxy NGC1808: Another M82?.- List of Forthcoming Papers.- The 'KLUWER' LaTeX Style File.