Project Goals
To investigate star formation and
its effects on the ISM in our own,
and external galaxies through
submm/far-IR imaging
spectroscopy
Trace star-forming cloud cores:
CO 7-6: requires warm, dense gas
for excitation
Trace photodissociated gas:
[C I] 3P2 3P1: requires UV fields for
formation
SPIFI can measure both lines
simultaneously