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Title: The galactic thick disk: an observational perspective
Authors: Reddy, B. E
Keywords: Stars: FGK dwarfs;Stars: abundances;Stars: Kinematics;Galaxy: disk
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Cunha K, Spite M, and Barbuy B eds., Chemical abundances in the Universe: connecting first stars to planets, Proceedings of the 257th symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 10-14, 2009, pp. 289-299
Series/Report no.: International Astronomical Union Symposium; No. 265
Abstract: In this review, we present a brief description of observational efforts to understand the Galactic thick disk and its relation to the other Galactic components. This review primarily focused on elemental abundance patterns of the thick disk population to understand the process or processes that were responsible for its existence and evolution. Kinematic and chemical properties of disk stars establish that the thick disk is a distinct component in the Milky Way, and its chemical enrichment and star formation histories hold clues to the bigger picture of understanding the Galaxy formation.
ISBN: 978-0-521-76495-7
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