Line of sight velocity profiles in turbulent molecular clouds
This is a snapshot from a three dimensional simulation of about 5,700 Solar masses of gas in a 10 pc periodic box. The gas began with fully developed turbulence at Mach 8; this is after 1.27 Myr of self-gravitating evolution. Click around the image to explore the line-of-sight velocity structure.
pick a column density image (current choice is
total column density (log scale)
103 < n cm-3 < 104.5 (linear scale; approximates C18O)