EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 228, 2020mm Universe @ NIKA2 - Observing the mm Universe with the NIKA2 Camera
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||27 January 2020|
Analysis of Galactic molecular cloud polarization maps: a review of the methods
Instituto de Astrofisíca de Canarias, 38200 La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
2 Departamento de Astrofísica, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
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Published online: 27 January 2020
The Davis-Chandrasekhar-Fermi (DCF) method using the Angular Dispersion Function (ADF), the Histogram of Relative Orientations (HROs) and the Polarization-Intensity Gradient Relation (P-IGR) are the most common tools used to analyse maps of linearly polarized emission by thermal dust grains at submilliter wavelengths in molecular clouds and star-forming regions. A short review of these methods is given. The combination of these methods will provide valuable tools to shed light on the impact of the magnetic fields on the formation and evolution of subparsec scale hub-filaments that will be mapped with the NIKA2 camera and future experiments.
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