13. Star Formation Tracers

  1. Dr. Alessandro Boselli

Published Online: 2 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527640256.ch13

A Panchromatic View of Galaxies

A Panchromatic View of Galaxies

How to Cite

Boselli, A. (2011) Star Formation Tracers, in A Panchromatic View of Galaxies, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527640256.ch13

Author Information

  1. Physics of Galaxies group, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, 38, rue Joliot-Curie, 13388 Marseille, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527409914

Online ISBN: 9783527640256



  • initial mass function;
  • star formation rate;
  • birthrate parameter;
  • star formation process;
  • star formation history;
  • star formation efficiency


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Initial Mass Function

  • The Star Formation Rate

  • The Birthrate Parameter and the Specific Star Formation Rate

  • The Star Formation Efficiency and the Gas Consumption Time Scale

  • Hydrogen Emission Lines

  • UV Stellar Continuum

  • Infrared

  • Radio Continuum

  • Other Indicators

  • Population Synthesis Models