Protostars and Planets VI, Heidelberg, July 15-20, 2013

Poster 1B086

Simulating Bonnor-Ebert Sphere Collapse in Realistic Environments

Kaminski, Erica (University of Rochester)
Frank, Adam (University of Rochester)
Carroll, Jonathan (University of Rochester)
Myers, Phil (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

Bonnor-Ebert (BE) spheres are simple models for protostellar cloud structure, whose reality have some observational support. Much work has focused on studying their collapse properties by beginning with stable clouds and imposing perturbations. We seek to understand the relationship between ambient medium dynamics and embedded Bonnor-Ebert sphere collapse. Our simulations tested whether the dynamics of the ambient medium alone could change the Bonnor-Ebert (BE) sphere stability properties.

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