Space Sciences Series of ISSI

Solar Composition and its Evolution — from Core to Corona

Proceedings of an ISSI Workshop 26–30 January 1998, Bern, Switzerland

Editors: Fröhlich, C., Huber, M., Solanki, S.K., von Steiger, R. (Eds.)

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The discovery of chemical elements in celestial bodies and the first estimates of the chemical composition of the solar atmosphere were early results of Astrophysics - the subdiscipline of Astronomy that was originally concerned with the general laws of radiation and with spectroscopy. Following the initial quantitative abundance studies by Henry Norris Russell and by Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a tremendous amount of theoretical, observa­ tional, laboratory and computational work led to a steadily improving body of knowledge of photospheric abundances - a body of knowledge that served to guide the theory of stellar evolution. Solar abundances determined from photospheric spectra, together with the very similar abundances determined from carbonaceous chondrites (where extensive information on isotopic composition is available as well), are nowadays the reference for all cosmic composition measures. Early astrophysical studies of the solar photospheric composition made use of atmosphere models and atomic data. Consistent abundances derived from different atmospheric layers and from lines of different strength helped to confirm and estab­ lish both models and atomic data, and eventually led to the now accepted, so-called "absolute" abundance values - which, for practical reasons, however, are usually given relative to the number of hydrogen nuclei.

Table of contents (38 chapters)

  • Unveiling the Secrets of the Sun

    Bonnet, R. M.

    Pages 1-16

  • The ‘Standard’ Sun

    Christensen-Dalsgaard, Jørgen

    Pages 19-36

  • Shortcomings of the Standard Solar Model

    Dziembowski, W. A.

    Pages 37-48

  • Microphysics: Equation of State

    Däppen, Werner

    Pages 49-60

  • Opacity of Stellar Matter

    Rogers, Forrest J. (et al.)

    Pages 61-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solar Composition and its Evolution — from Core to Corona
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of an ISSI Workshop 26–30 January 1998, Bern, Switzerland
Editors
  • Claus Fröhlich
  • M. Huber
  • S.K. Solanki
  • Rudolf von Steiger
Series Title
Space Sciences Series of ISSI
Series Volume
5
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4820-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4820-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5496-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6022-6
Series ISSN
1385-7525
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 431
Topics