High-resolution long-slit spectroscopy of forbidden emission lines is used to investigate on a sub-arcsecond scale the spatial and kinematic properties and the physical conditions of the mass outflows from T Tauri stars in the immediate vicinity of the outflow source (microjets). Special attention is given to the case of DG Tau. The data permit us to distinguish physically different outflow components: (1) a high-velocity component (HVC) attributed to a fast jet, (2) a low-velocity component (LVC) attributed to gas entrained by the jet, and (3) a near-rest-velocity component (NRVC) attributed to a slow disk wind and/or disk corona.
Herbig-Haro Flows and the Birth of Stars
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