The ionised, radical and molecular Milky Way: spectroscopic surveys with the SKA

M. Thompson, H. Beuther, C. Dickinson, J. MOttram, P. Klaassen, A. Ginsburg, S. Longmore, A. Remijan, K.~M. Menten

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Abstract

The bandwith, sensitivity and sheer survey speed of the SKA offers unique potential for deep spectroscopic surveys of the Milky Way. Within the frequency bands available to the SKA lie many transitions that trace the ionised, radical and molecular components of the interstellar medium and which will revolutionise our understanding of many physical processes. In this chapter we describe the impact on our understanding of the Milky Way that can be achieved by spectroscopic SKA surveys, including "out of the box" early science with radio recombination lines, Phase 1 surveys of the molecular ISM using anomalous formaldehyde absorption, and full SKA surveys of ammonia inversion lines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings, Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array (AASKA14) :
Subtitle of host publicationGiardini Naxos, Italy, June 9-13, 2014
PublisherInspire
Pages126
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014
EventAdvancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array (AASKA14) - Sicily, Giardini Naxos, Italy
Duration: 8 Jun 201413 Jun 2014

Conference

ConferenceAdvancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array (AASKA14)
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityGiardini Naxos
Period8/06/1413/06/14

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