Query : 2015A&A...577A..25S

2015A&A...577A..25S - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 577A, 25-25 (2015/5-1)

The solar oxygen abundance from an empirical three-dimensional model.


Abstract (from CDS):

The oxygen abundance in the solar photosphere, and consequently the solar metallicity itself, is still a controversial question with far-reaching implications in many areas of astrophysics. This paper presents a new determination obtained by fitting the forbidden OI line at 6300Å with an observational 3D model. The approach presented here is novel because previous determinations were based either on 1D empirical stratifications or on 3D theoretical models. The resulting best-fit abundances are logε(O)=8.90 and logε(Ni)=6.15. Nevertheless, by introducing minor tweaks in the model and the procedure, it is possible to retrieve very different values, even down to logε(O)=8.70. This extreme sensitivity of the abundance to possible systematic effects is not specific to this particular work, but probably reflects the real uncertainty inherent to all abundance determinations based on a prescribed model atmosphere.

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Journal keyword(s): Sun: abundances - Sun: atmosphere - Sun: granulation - Sun: photosphere - stars: abundances - stars: atmospheres

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