Interstellar Processes

Proceedings of the Symposium on Interstellar Processes, Held in Grand Teton National Park, July 1986

  • David J. Hollenbach
  • Harley A. ThronsonJr.
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 134)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Part 1

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xiii-xiii
    2. The Milky Way as a Galaxy

      1. M. Jura
        Pages 3-17
    3. Observations of Components of the Interstellar Medium

      1. N. Z. Scoville, D. B. Sanders
        Pages 21-50
      2. Paul F. Goldsmith
        Pages 51-70
      3. Shrinivas R. Kulkarni, Carl Heiles
        Pages 87-122
    4. Interstellar Magnetic Properties

      1. Carl Heiles
        Pages 171-194
      2. Ellen G. Zweibel
        Pages 195-221
    5. Interstellar Processes on a Galactic Scale

    6. Dynamical Processes in Interstellar Clouds

      1. J. Michael Shull, Bruce T. Draine
        Pages 283-320
  3. Part 2

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-394
    2. Interstellar Dust Grains

      1. A. G. G. M. Tielens, L. J. Allamandola
        Pages 397-470
      2. L. J. Allamandola, A. G. G. M. Tielens, J. R. Barker
        Pages 470-490
      3. C. Gregory Seab
        Pages 490-512
      4. D. E. Brownlee
        Pages 513-530
    3. Interstellar Chemical Processes

      1. W. M. Irvine, P. F. Goldsmith, Å. Hjalmarson
        Pages 560-609
      2. Sheo S. Prasad, Sankar P. Tarafdar, Karen R. Villere, Wesley T. Huntress Jr.
        Pages 630-666
      3. S. Torres-Peimbert, M. Peimbert
        Pages 667-678
    4. Heating, Cooling and Radiative Processes

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 781-807

About these proceedings


The idea for an international symposium on the interstellar medium was first discussed at the University of Wyoming during the summer of 1984. It was obvious that the outstanding natural beauty of the Teton mountain range in northwestern Wyoming must be matched by a meeting with the broadest appeal to the astronomical community. If the meeting was to produce a book, it must likewise be an important contribution to the astronomical literature. It was for these reasons that early in the discussions, it was decided that the University should host a "school". with the invited speakers presenting tutorials on a broad range of topics involving the interstellar medium. The symposium proceedings would then be a compilation of the written versions of these presentations. It has been nearly a decade since Lyman Spitzer published his classic text on the interstellar medium and we felt the need for a school and book that would focus on the recent developments in our understanding of the inter­ stellar medium. Thus, we view this two-volume set as an adjunct text to Spitzer's book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David J. Hollenbach
    • 1
  • Harley A. ThronsonJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.NASA Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyThe University of WyomingLaramieUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-2485-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3861-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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