Figure 1. Animation
10 Myr evolution of the zoomed-in clouds, from the moment self-gravity is turned on. The global evolution of the simulation is 240 Myr, during this time, SN explosions have stirred the interstellar medium, driving significant amounts of turbulence, and the gas has divided into a multi-phase ISM. In this figure, we zoom-in on three low mass clouds, which have formed self-consistently out of the turbulent ISM. We maintain the background ISM at a coarse resolution in order to provide live boundary conditions for the evolution of the high resolution molecular clouds.