Helioseismological Implications of Recent Solar Abundance Determinations

  title={Helioseismological Implications of Recent Solar Abundance Determinations},
  author={John N. Bahcall and Sarbani Basu and Marc H. Pinsonneault and Aldo Serenelli},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={1049 - 1056}
We show that standard solar models are in good agreement with the helioseismologically determined sound speed and density as a function of solar radius, the depth of the convective zone, and the surface helium abundance, as long as those models do not incorporate the most recent heavy-element abundance determinations. However, sophisticated new analyses of the solar atmosphere infer lower abundances of the lighter metals (like C, N, O, Ne, and Ar) than the previously widely used surface… 
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