Superbubble Activity in Star-Forming Galaxies (Review)
Mechanical feedback from massive stars, primarily from
supernovae, can dominate ISM structuring and phase balance, thereby
profoundly affecting galactic evolutionary processes.
Our understanding of mechanical feedback is based on the adiabatic,
wind-driven bubble model, applied on size scales ranging over three
Tests of the model, and our consequent understanding of feedback, are
reviewed. While the model is broadly successful, critical unknowns
still prevent a comprehensive understanding of the consequences of
2004, in From Observations to Self-Consistent
Modelling of the ISM in Galaxies, JENAM 2002,
eds. M. A. de Avillez & D. Breitschwerdt,
Ap&SS, 289, 269.
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