Diffuse Interstellar Clouds Proceedings Paper (Web of Science)


  • AbstractDiffuse clouds are interstellar objects through which starlight is not greatly extinguished. As a result, many studies rely on ultraviolet and visible measurements. The focus of this review is on spectroscopic work involving atomic and molecular lines. From these measurements, the physical and chemical makeup of the clouds is derived. Here we stress that technological advances have influenced our perception of diffuse clouds.


publication date

  • 1992

published in

number of pages

  • 7

start page

  • 65

end page

  • 72


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