Forces Acting on the Circumgalactic Medium

thermal, turbulent, rotation, and ram forces acting on a highly-resolved circumgalactic medium

The movie below shows the evolution of radial thermal, turbulent, rotation, and ram forces acting on the CGM of the Tempest halo.

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The movie below shows the evolution of the sum of all radial forces acting on the CGM of the Tempest halo.

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The movie below shows the evolution of radial thermal, turbulent, rotation, and ram forces acting on the CGM of the Squall halo.

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The movie below shows the evolution of the sum of all radial forces acting on the CGM of the Squall halo.

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The movie below shows the evolution of radial thermal, turbulent, rotation, and ram forces acting on the CGM of the Maelstrom halo.

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The movie below shows the evolution of the sum of all radial forces acting on the CGM of the Maelstrom halo.

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The movie below shows the evolution of radial thermal, turbulent, rotation, and ram forces acting on the CGM of the Blizzard halo.

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The movie below shows the evolution of the sum of all radial forces acting on the CGM of the Blizzard halo.

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Publications:
Lochhaas et al. (2022) "Figuring Out Gas & Galaxies in Enzo (FOGGIE). VI. The Circumgalactic Medium of L* Galaxies is Supported in an Emergent, Non-Hydrostatic Equilibrium "

Funding sources: Hubble Space Telescope AR #16140 (PI Lochhaas) & NASA Astrophysics Theory Program 80NSSC18K1105NASA