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Measuring The Fractal Structure of Interstellar Clouds

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To study the structure of interstellar clouds we used the so-called perimeter-area relation to estimate fractal dimensions. We studied the reliability of the method by applying it to artificial fractals and discuss some of the problems and pitfalls. Results for two different cloud types (high-velocity clouds (HVCs) and infrared cirrus) are summarized. We find dimensions 1.2<D<1.55, somewhat higher than found in previous, similar studies

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  • Fractal Dimension
  • Fractional Brownian Motion
  • Supernova Remnant
  • Cloud Type
  • Interstellar Cloud

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Vogelaar, M.G.R., Wakker, B.P., Schwarz, U.J. (1991). Measuring The Fractal Structure of Interstellar Clouds. In: Falgarone, E., Boulanger, F., Duvert, G. (eds) Fragmentation of Molecular Clouds and Star Formation. International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale, vol 147. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-3384-5_90

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