From Large to Small Scales: Global Models of the ISM
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 289, Numbers 3-4, February 2004 , pp. 479-488(10)
Abstract:We review large scale modelling of the ISM with emphasis on the importance to include the disk-halo-disk duty cycle and to use a dynamical refinement of the grid (in regions where steep variations of density and pressure occur) for a realistic modelling of the ISM. We also discuss the necessity of convergence of the simulation results by comparing 0.625, 1.25 and 2.5 pc resolution simulations and show that a minimum grid resolution of 1.25 pc is required for quantitatively reliable results, as there is a rapid convergence for Δ × ≤ 1.1 pc.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Mathematics, University of Évora, R. Romão Ramalho 59, 7000, Evora, Portugal, Email: email@example.com 2: Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstraße, Postfach 1312, 85741, Garching, Germany, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: February 1, 2004