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dc.contributor.authorOjha, Roopesh
dc.contributor.authorStark, Antony A.
dc.contributor.authorHsieh, Henry H.
dc.contributor.authorLane, Adair P.
dc.contributor.authorChamberlin, Richard A.
dc.contributor.authorBania, Thomas M.
dc.contributor.authorBolatto, Alberto D.
dc.contributor.authorJackson, James M.
dc.contributor.authorWright, Gregory A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-30T13:03:56Z
dc.date.available2020-03-30T13:03:56Z
dc.date.issued2001-02-10
dc.description.abstractWe present a coarsely sampled map of the region |l| ≤ 2°, |b| ≤ 0°1 in the 492 GHz (³P₁ → ³P₀) fine-structure transition of neutral carbon, observed with the Antarctic Submillimeter Telescope and Remote Observatory (AST/RO). The distribution of [C I] emission is similar on the large scale to that of CO J = 1 → 0. On average, the ratio of the integrated intensities, I[C I]/I¹²ᴄᴏ, is higher in the Galactic disk than in the Galactic center region. This result is accounted for by the absorption of ¹²CO within the clouds located in the outer Galactic disk. The ratio I[C I]/I¹²ᴄᴏ is surprisingly uniform over the variety of environments near the Galactic center. On average, [C I] is optically thin [or as optically thin as ¹³CO (J = 1 → 0)], even in the dense molecular clouds of the Galactic center region.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under a cooperative agreement with the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica(CARA), grant NSF OPP 89-20223. CARA is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Centeren_US
dc.description.urihttps://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1086/318693en_US
dc.format.extent5 pagesen_US
dc.genrejournal articlesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/m2nvzc-hzpn
dc.identifier.citationRoopesh Ojha, Antony A. Stark, Henry H. Hsieh, Adair P. Lane, Richard A. Chamberlin, Thomas M. Bania, Alberto D. Bolatto, James M. Jackson, and Gregory A. Wright,Vol #548,2001,AST/RO Observations of Atomic Carbon near the Galactic Center,https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1086/318693en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/17757
dc.identifier.urihttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-ref?querymethod=bib&simbo=on&submit=submit+bibcode&bibcode=2001ApJ...548..253O
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dc.publisherIOPen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtThe University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
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dc.relation.ispartofUMBC Center for Space Sciences and Technology (CSST) / Center for Research and Exploration in Space Sciences & Technology II (CRSST II)
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dc.titleAST/RO Observations of Atomic Carbon near the Galactic Centeren_US
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