Mergers of Galaxies from an HI Perspective

J. E. Hibbard, NRAO

Invited Review Given at 15th meeting of the Institute d'Astrophysique de Paris, July 9-13 1999, ``Galaxy Dynamics: from the Early Universe to the Present''

HI spectral line mapping observations are a unique probe of morphologically peculiar systems. Not only does HI imaging often reveal peculiarities that are totally unsuspected at optical wavelengths, but it opens a kinematic window into the outer dynamics of these systems that is unmatched at any other wavelength. In this review I summarize what we have learned from such studies, and what we may hope to learn from them in the future.

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John Hibbard
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