The origin and life-cycle of molecular clouds are still poorly constrained, despite their importance for understanding the evolution of the interstellar medium. Many large-scale surveys of the Galactic plane have been conducted recently, allowing for rapid progress in this field. Nevertheless, a sub-arcminute resolution global view of the large-scale distribution of molecular gas, from the diffuse medium to dense clouds and clumps, and of their relationshipto the spiral structure, is still missing.
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Schuller, F.; Csengeri, T.; Urquhart, J. S.; and Anderson, L. D., "Sedigism: Structure, Excitation, And Dynamics Of The Inner Galactic Interstellar Medium" (2017). Faculty & Staff Scholarship. 945.
Schuller, F., Csengeri, T., Urquhart, J. S., Anderson, L. D. (2017). Sedigism: Structure, Excitation, And Dynamics Of The Inner Galactic Interstellar Medium. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 601, A124. http://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201628933