Determination of Atmospheric Parameters of B-, A-, F- and G-Type Stars

Lectures from the School of Spectroscopic Data Analyses

  • Ewa Niemczura
  • Barry Smalley
  • Wojtek Pych

Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Robert L. Kurucz
    Pages 39-51
  3. Tatiana Ryabchikova
    Pages 53-62
  4. Barry Smalley
    Pages 85-95
  5. Barry Smalley
    Pages 111-120
  6. Barry Smalley
    Pages 131-140
  7. Tatiana Ryabchikova
    Pages 141-148
  8. Jiří Kubát
    Pages 149-157
  9. Jiří Kubát, Brankica Šurlan
    Pages 159-168
  10. Maria Bergemann, Thomas Nordlander
    Pages 169-185
  11. Maria Bergemann, Rolf-Peter Kudritzki, Ben Davies
    Pages 217-232

About this book


This book introduces the theory of stellar atmospheres. Almost everything we know about stars is by analysis of the radiation coming from their atmospheres. Several aspects of astrophysics require accurate atmospheric parameters and abundances. Spectroscopy is one of the most powerful tools at an astronomer’s disposal, allowing the determination of the fundamental parameters of stars: surface temperature, gravity, chemical composition, magnetic field, rotation and turbulence. These can be supplemented by distance measurements or pulsation parameters providing information about stellar interior and stellar evolution, otherwise unavailable.
The volume is based on lectures presented at the Wrocław's Spectroscopic School aimed at training young researchers in performing quantitative spectral analysis of low-, mid-, and high-resolution spectra of B, A, and F-type stars.


NLTE Analysis Rotational Velocity Stars SME Solar Physics Spectral Classification Stellar Atmospheres

Editors and affiliations

  • Ewa Niemczura
    • 1
  • Barry Smalley
    • 2
  • Wojtek Pych
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyAstronomical InstituteWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Astrophysics GroupKeele UniversityNewcastle-under-LymeUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre, Polish Academy of SciencesWarszawaPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06955-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06956-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5193
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5207
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