Lookup NU author(s): Professor Dmitry Sokoloff,
Dr Andrew Fletcher,
Professor Anvar Shukurov
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The applicability of contour-crossing statistics to radio polarized intensity maps of the interstellar medium is discussed with the aim of extracting physical information on interstellar turbulence. We determine to what extent contour-crossing statistics is right for the description of narrow regions of low polarization (so-called canals), whose existence has been discussed recently by some researchers. Contour-crossing statistics can yield the characteristic sizes of small scale structures on the maps, and be used to estimate the scale of fluctuations in the interstellar medium.
Author(s): Mizeva IA, Sokoloff DD, Fletcher A, Frick PG, Shukurov A
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Astronomy Reports
ISSN (print): 1063-7729
ISSN (electronic): 1562-6881
Publisher: MAIK Nauka - Interperiodica
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