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Table B.1

Main observational constraints for the solar neighborhood.

Observable Observed value Reference

Surface densities of:
Gas 10–15 M pc-2 Kalberla & Kerp (2009)
7 M pc-2 Dickey (1993)
Stars 35 ± 5 M pc-2 Gilmore et al. (1995)
35 ± 5 M pc-2 Flynn et al. (2006)
Stars (WDs + NSs) 2–4 M pc-2 Mera et al. (1998)
Total 56 ± 6 M pc-2 Holmberg & Flynn (2004)
Star formation rate 2–10 M pc-2 Gyr-1 Guesten & Mezger (1982)
2.4 M pc-2 Gyr-1 Fuchs et al. (2009)
SN Ia rate 0.43–0.65 century-1 Li et al. (2011)
SN II rate 1.27–1.84 century-1 Li et al. (2011)
Infall rate 0.3–1.5 M pc-2 Gyr-1 Portinari et al. (1998)

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