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Paper: Self Consistent Initial Conditions for Dense Cores
Volume: 287, Galactic Star Formation Across the Stellar Mass Spectrum
Page: 31
Authors: Lang, B.; Burkert, A.
Abstract: From observations we know that dense prestellar cores are relatively calm regions with sub-sonic motions. They are embedded in a supersonic turbulent environment. In Fourier-space these turbulent velocity fields can be described by a Kolmogorov-type power law of the form P(k)∼k-n with n=11/3. Starting with a homogeneous density sphere plus a turbulent velocity field we evolve our model system into a self-consistent state, which we use as our initial condition for the subsequent collapse calculations.
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