Statistical tools of interstellar turbulence: connecting observations with theory

Type Conference Paper
Names B. Burkhart, A. Lazarian
Conference Name IAU Symposium
Volume 274
Pages 365-368
Date June 1, 2011
Short Title Statistical tools of interstellar turbulence
Library Catalog NASA ADS
Abstract MHD Turbulence is a critical component of the current paradigms of star formation, particle transport, magnetic reconnection and evolution of the ISM, to name just a few. Progress on this difficult subject is made via numerical simulations and observational studies, however in order to connect these two, statistical methods are required. This calls for new statistical tools to be developed in order to study turbulence in the interstellar medium. Here we briefly review some of the recently developed statistics that focus on characterizing gas compressibility and magnetization and their uses to interstellar studies.
Tags ISM: General, methods:statistical numerical, turbulence
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