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

Poster 1K044

Outflows in protostellar clusters: a multi-wavelength, multi-scale view

Plunkett, Adele (Yale University)
Arce, Hector (Yale University)
Corder, Stuartt (ALMA)
Dunham, Mike (Yale University)
Mardones, Diego (Universidad de Chile)

While protostellar outflows are generally understood as necessary components of isolated star formation, further observations are needed to constrain parameters of outflows particularly within protostellar clusters. In protostellar clusters where most stars form, outflows impact the cluster environment by injecting momentum and energy into the cloud, dispersing the surrounding gas and feeding turbulent motions. Here we present several studies of very dense, active regions within low- to intermediate-mass protostellar clusters. Our observations include interferometer (i.e. CARMA) and single dish (e.g. FCRAO, IRAM 30m, APEX) observations, probing scales over several orders of magnitude. Based on these observations, we calculate the masses and kinematics of outflows in these regions, and provide constraints for models of clustered star formation. These results are presented for NGC 1333 by Plunkett et al. (2013), and comparisons among star-forming regions at different evolutionary stages are forthcoming.

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