Molecular line mapping of the giant molecular cloud associated with RCW 106 - III. Multi-molecular line mapping

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Lo, N.
Cunningham, M. R.
Jones, P. A.
Bains, I.
Burton, M. G.
Wong, T.
Muller, E.
Kramer, C.
Ossenkopf, V.
Henkel, C.
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We present multi-molecular line maps obtained with the Mopra Telescope towards the southern giant molecular cloud (GMC) complex G333, associated with the HII region RCW 106. We have characterised the GMC by decomposing the 3D data cubes with GAUSSCLUMPS, and investigated spatial correlations among different molecules with principal component analysis (PCA). We find no correlation between clump size and line width, but a strong correlation between emission luminosity and line width. PCA classifies molecules into high and low density tracers, and reveals that HCO+ and N2H+ are anti-correlated.
Comment: 24 pages, 21 figures accepted by MNRAS
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Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
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