Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 224, Issue 1–2, pp 125–138 | Cite as

Molecular shocks in star forming regions

  • P. W. J. L. Brand
Session B: Pre-Main Sequence Outflows


The role of excited molecular hydrogen as a powerful observational tool is examined in the context of shock phenomena in molecular clouds, particularly in star forming regions. Conclusions that may be drawn from line intensities and line profiles, and the properties of J and C shocks in a bow shock structure are discussed.

Key words

Molecular hydrogen shocks outflows 


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  • P. W. J. L. Brand
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  1. 1.Institute for AstronomyUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghU.K.

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