Chemo-dynamical Evolution of the ISM in Galaxies
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 289, Numbers 3-4, February 2004 , pp. 431-439(9)
Abstract:Chemo-dynamical models have been introduced in the late eighties andare a generally accepted tool for understanding galaxy evolution. Theyhave been successfully applied to one-dimensional problems, e.g. theevolution of non-rotating galaxies, and two-dimensional problems,e.g. the evolution of disk galaxies. Recently, also three-dimensionalchemo-dynamical models have become available. In these models thedynamics of different components, i.e. dark matter, stars and amulti-phase interstellar medium, are treated in a self-consistent wayand several processes allow for an exchange of matter, energy andmomentum between the components or different gas phases. Some resultsof chemo-dynamical models and their comparison with observations ofchemical abundances or star formation histories will be reviewed.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University Kiel, Germany, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2: Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University Kiel, Germany,
Publication date: 2004-02-01