Project Goal
To provide a user-facility submillimeter-
wave telescope operating throughout the
year at the South Pole to enable in-depth
studies of the atomic and molecular gas
component of the interstellar medium,
including investigations of:
the formation and destruction of molecular clouds
the physical and chemical nature of
photodissociation regions (PDRs)
the distribution and properties of neutral atomic
carbon and carbon monoxide in the Galaxy
the effects of metallicity and of spiral density waves
on atomic and molecular clouds