DUVET: Spatially Resolved Observations of Star Formation Regulation via Galactic Outflows in a Starbursting Disk Galaxy

Bronwyn Reichardt Chu, Deanne B. Fisher, Alberto D. Bolatto, John Chisholm, Drummond Fielding, Danielle Berg, Alex J. Cameron, Karl Glazebrook, Rodrigo Herrera-Camus, Glenn G. Kacprzak, Laura Lenkić, Miao Li, Daniel K. McPherson, Nikole M. Nielsen, Danail Obreschkow, Ryan J. Rickards Vaught, Karin Sandstrom

Submitted on 3 November 2022


We compare 500~pc scale, resolved observations of ionised and molecular gas for the z0.02 starbursting disk galaxy IRAS08339+6517, using measurements from KCWI and NOEMA. We explore the relationship of the star formation driven ionised gas outflows with colocated galaxy properties. We find a roughly linear relationship between the outflow mass flux (Σ˙out) and star formation rate surface density (ΣSFR), Σ˙outΣSFR1.06±0.10, and a strong correlation between Σ˙out and the gas depletion time, such that Σ˙outtdep1.1±0.06. Moreover, we find these outflows are so-called ``breakout" outflows, according to the relationship between the gas fraction and disk kinematics. Assuming that ionised outflow mass scales with total outflow mass, our observations suggest that the regions of highest ΣSFR in IRAS08 are removing more gas via the outflow than through the conversion of gas into stars. Our results are consistent with a picture in which the outflow limits the ability for a region of a disk to maintain short depletion times. Our results underline the need for resolved observations of outflows in more galaxies.


Comment: 16 pages, 7 figures, Submitted to ApJ

Subject: Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies