High-Velocity Clouds

  • Hugo van Woerden
  • Bart P. Wakker
  • Ulrich J. Schwarz
  • Klaas S. de Boer

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 312)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Bart P. Wakker, Klaas S. de Boer, Hugo van Woerden
    Pages 1-24
  3. Bart P. Wakker
    Pages 25-54
  4. Ulrich J. Schwarz, Klaas S. De Boer
    Pages 55-72
  5. C. Elise Albert, Laura Danly
    Pages 73-100
  6. Mary E. Putman
    Pages 101-124
  7. Tom Oosterloo
    Pages 125-144
  8. Ulrich J. Schwarz, Bart P. Wakker
    Pages 145-166
  9. Stephen L. Tufte
    Pages 167-182
  10. Philipp Richter, Klaas S. De Boer
    Pages 183-194
  11. Hugo Van Woerden, Bart P. Wakker
    Pages 195-226
  12. Klaas S. De Boer
    Pages 227-250
  13. Christian Brüns, Ulrich Mebold
    Pages 251-271
  14. Linda S. Sparke
    Pages 273-296
  15. Leo Blitz, David N. Spergel, Peter J. Teuben, Dap Hartmann
    Pages 297-312
  16. W. Butler Burton, Robert Braun, Vincent de Heij
    Pages 313-340
  17. Joel N. Bregman
    Pages 341-369
  18. Robert A. Benjamin
    Pages 371-389
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 391-406

About this book


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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Editors and affiliations

  • Hugo van Woerden
    • 1
  • Bart P. Wakker
    • 2
  • Ulrich J. Schwarz
    • 1
    • 3
  • Klaas S. de Boer
    • 4
  1. 1.Kapteyn InstituteGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of Wisconsin-MadisonUSA
  3. 3.Universiteit NijmegenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.SternwarteUniversität BonnGermany

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