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The Spectral Correlation Function (SCF) is a data analysis algorithm for analyzing position-position-velocity maps of the Interstellar Medium (ISM) (see below). The SCF compares two nearby spectra in these maps and measures the similarity between them. The similarity is expressed as a number from 0 (completely different spectra) to 1 (identical spectra).

After converting the similarities of nearby spectra into numbers, these numbers can hopefully be used in the following ways:

Click here for Erik Rosolowsky's thesis which gives a thorough description of the development of SCF v1.0.

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