Type Ia supernovae: spectroscopic surprises [chapter]

D. Branch, Peter Höflich, Pawan Kumar, J. Craig Wheeler
Cosmic Explosions in Three Dimensions  
Recent observations have extended the range of diversity among spectra of Type Ia supernovae. I briefly discuss SN Ia explosion models in the spectroscopic context, the observed diversity, and some recent results obtained with the Synow code for one normal and two peculiar SNe Ia. Relating the observational manifestations of diversity to their physical causes is looking like an ever more challenging problem.
doi:10.1017/cbo9780511536236.015 fatcat:hzd3zpdkgbcpzfsgepwmplemiy