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Filament formation in wind-cloud interactions - I. Spherical clouds in uniform magnetic fields

Banda-Barrigan, Wladimir; Parkin, Elliott; Federrath, Christoph; Crocker, Roland; Bicknell, Geoffrey

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Filamentary structures are ubiquitous in the interstellar medium, yet their formation, internal structure, and longevity have not been studied in detail. We report the results from a comprehensive numerical study that investigates the characteristics, formation, and evolution of filaments arising from magnetohydrodynamic interactions between supersonic winds and dense clouds. Here, we improve on previous simulations by utilizing sharper density contrasts and higher numerical resolutions....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/152597
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv2405
Access Rights: Open Access

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