Star formation driven galactic winds at z ∼ 1.4

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Galactic winds are a prime suspect for driving metals out of galaxies, creating the mass-metallicity relation, probably enriching the IGM, and explaining the low baryon fraction in galaxies. They may also be related to the quenching of star formation in red galaxies. However, it is unclear how efficiently winds couple to the ISM, and which types and masses of galaxies drove winds in the past. Spectroscopy of blueshifted Mg II absorption in galaxies at z ∼ 1.4 in the DEEP2 survey shows that winds are ubiquitous at that redshift (where the SFR in the bulk of galaxies is higher than today), and that they are driven by star formation. Many of these galaxies will become spirals rather than ellipticals, showing that SF-driven winds are part of the past history of many galaxies, but that such winds do not directly lead to quenching or deterrence of subsequent star formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMonster's Fiery Breath
Subtitle of host publicationFeedback in Galaxies, Groups, and Clusters - Proceedings of the International Conference
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2009
EventInternational Conference on Monster's Fiery Breath: Feedback in Galaxies, Groups, and Clusters - Madison, WI, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2009Jun 5 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherInternational Conference on Monster's Fiery Breath: Feedback in Galaxies, Groups, and Clusters
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMadison, WI


  • Galactic winds
  • Galaxy evolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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