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HI in the Inner Galaxy

  • Harvey S. Liszt
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 180)

Abstract

I consider several aspects of the Galactic HI distribution, kinematics, and morphology at R < R 0, in particular; the rotation curve of the inner few kpc; the variation of HI across the inner disks of the Milky Way and other galaxies; the amount of HI inferred in the disk (with implications for the CO-H2 conversion factor); and lastly, the physical disposition of neutral atomic gas and some consequences of the required structure of HI ‘clouds’ for optical and uv absorption-line profile analysis.

Keywords

Brightness Temperature Column Density Rotation Curve Galactic Plane Mass Surface Density 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harvey S. Liszt
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  1. 1.National Radio Astronomy ObservatoryCharlottesvilleUSA

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