The Solar Argon Abundance

@article{Lodders2008TheSA,
  title={The Solar Argon Abundance},
  author={Katharina Lodders},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={674},
  pages={607 - 611}
}
  • K. Lodders
  • Published 24 October 2007
  • Physics, Geology
  • The Astrophysical Journal
The solar argon abundance cannot be directly derived by spectroscopic observations of the solar photosphere. The solar argon abundance is evaluated from solar wind measurements, nucleosynthetic arguments, observations of B stars, H II regions, planetary nebulae, and noble gas abundances measured in Jupiter’s atmosphere. These data lead to a recommended argon abundance of N(Ar) = 91,200 ± 23,700 (on a scale where Si = 106 atoms). The recommended abundance for the solar photosphere [on a scale… 

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