The Influence of Massive Stars on the Interstellar Medium (Review)
On scales ranging from pcs to kpcs, the relationship between stellar
and gaseous galactic components forms the basis for interpreting
observations of galaxies and understanding galaxy formation and
evolution. Feedback effects from massive stars dominate the
structure, ionization, kinematics, and enrichment of the gaseous ISM
in star-forming galaxies. On galactic scales, the ionizing
radiation from these stars creates populations of HII regions and the
diffuse, warm ionized medium. Likewise, superbubbles created
by stellar winds and supernovae strongly influence the structure, kinematics,
and balance of the multiphase ISM. This contribution reviews these
feedback effects of massive stars on the global ISM.
1999, in Wolf-Rayet Phenomena in Massive Stars and Starburst
Galaxies, IAU Symp. 193, eds. K.A. van der Hucht, G. Koenigsberger,
& P.R.J. Eenens, (San Francisco: ASP), 627.
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