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Paper: Stationary Fluid Models for the Extra-Planar Gas in Spiral Galaxies
Volume: 331, Extra-Planar Gas
Page: 231
Authors: Barnabe, M.; Ciotti, L.; Fraternali, F.; Sancisi, R.
Abstract: We show how to construct families of stationary hydrodynamical configurations that reproduce the observed vertical gradient of the rotation velocity of the extra-planar gas in spiral galaxies. We then present a simple model for the lagging halo of the spiral galaxy NGC 891, which is in agreement with the HI observations. Our method is based on the well known properties of baroclinic solutions, and it is an elementary application of a much more general and flexible method.
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