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Paper: Observing Turbulent Fragmentation in Molecular Clouds
Volume: 287, Galactic Star Formation Across the Stellar Mass Spectrum
Page: 19
Authors: Ossenkopf, V.
Abstract: The process of molecular cloud fragmentation, leading to the formation of collapsing dense cores, is still poorly understood. Turbulence simulations provide a promising approach to learn about the structuring processes. To compare them with observations it is necessary to solve the radiative transfer problem and to characterise the structures by statistical measures. The development of corresponding methods and their application to recent cloud simulations discriminates which information can be derived from molecular line observations and which models match the observational data.
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