Forum Springer Astron. Astrophys.
Forum Whats New Search Orders

Astron. Astrophys. 362, 697-710 (2000)

Previous Section Next Section Title Page Table of Contents


The authors wish to thank Ewine van Dishoeck for many stimulating discussion on the topic of this paper, for her careful reading of the manuscript, and for making available a data base with molecular parameters for this code; David Jansen for maintaining this data base; Lee Mundy for assistance with the construction of an earlier version of the part of the code calculating the sky brightness distributions; Marco Spaans for discussions and hospitality at the Astronomy Department of the Johns Hopkins University where an initial version of the code was written; Minho Choi and Neal Evans for the use of their Monte Carlo program for testing purposes; the organizers (Gerd-Jan van Zadelhoff, Kees Dullemond and Jeremy Yates) and participants of the May 1999 workshop on Radiative Transfer in Molecular Lines at the Lorentz Center of Leiden University; and George Rybicki for suggesting that iterating on the level populations may be of benefit in a Monte Carlo code. The research of M. R. H. is supported by the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science; that of FvdT by NWO grant 614-41-003.

Previous Section Next Section Title Page Table of Contents

© European Southern Observatory (ESO) 2000

Online publication: October 24, 2000