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Paper: Observations and Models of AGB Star Variability
Volume: 445, Why Galaxies Care about AGB Stars II: Shining Examples and Common Inhabitants
Page: 117
Authors: Lebzelter, T.
Abstract: Variability is one of the most characteristic and longest-studied features of AGB stars. Many aspects of AGB research from mass loss to the determination of stellar parameters and atmospheric abundances have to take variability effects into account for an appropriate interpretation of observational results. However, details of these influences are still not clear, and even the understanding of the various kinds of variability observed is not complete. At the same time, variability has the potential to serve as a diagnostic tool, both for understanding the AGB phase and for studying the hosting stellar populations. Here I give an overview on the various phenomena of variability found, their interpretation and the future potential of variability studies of AGB stars.
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