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Volume 23, Issue 3-4


Stochastic 2-D Models of Galaxy Disk Evolution. The Galaxy M33

T. Mineikis
  • Vilnius University Observatory, Čiurlionio 29, Vilnius LT-03100, Lithuania
  • Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Savanorių 231, Vilnius LT-02300, Lithuania
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Published Online: 2017-02-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2017-0183


We have developed a fast numerical 2-D model of galaxy disk evolution (resolved along the galaxy radius and azimuth) by adopting a scheme of parameterized stochastic self-propagating star formation. We explore the parameter space of the model and demonstrate its capability to reproduce 1-D radial profiles of the galaxy M33: gas surface density, surface brightness in the i and GALEX FUV passbands, and metallicity.

Keywords: galaxies: evolution; galaxies: individual (M 33)


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Received: 2014-11-20

Accepted: 2014-12-23

Published Online: 2017-02-18

Published in Print: 2014-12-01

Citation Information: Open Astronomy, Volume 23, Issue 3-4, Pages 209–220, ISSN (Online) 2543-6376, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2017-0183.

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