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Paper: Do High-Velocity Clouds Really Fuel Galactic Star Formation?
Volume: 240, Gas and Galaxy Evolution: A Conference in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the VLA
Page: 493
Authors: Gibson, B. K.; Giroux, M. L.; Stocke, J. T.; Shull, J. Michael
Abstract: Tantalizing evidence has been presented supporting the suggestion that a large population of extragalactic gas clouds permeates the Local Group, a population which has been associated with the Galactic high-velocity clouds (HVCs). We comment on both the strengths and weaknesses of this suggestion, informally referred to as the Blitz/Spergel picture. Theoretical predictions for the spatial and kinematic distributions, metallicities, distances, and emission properties of Blitz/Spergel HVCs are confronted with extant observational data.
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