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The UCSD HIRES/Keck I Damped Lyα Abundance Database. I. The Data

Prochaska, Jason X. and Wolfe, Arthur M. and Tytler, David and Burles, Scott and Cooke, Jeff and Gawiser, Eric and Kirkman, David and O’Meara, John M. and Storrie-Lombardi, Lisa J. (2001) The UCSD HIRES/Keck I Damped Lyα Abundance Database. I. The Data. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 137 (1). pp. 21-73. ISSN 0067-0049. doi:10.1086/322542.

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We present new chemical abundance measurements of 16 damped Lyα systems at z > 1.5 and update our previous abundance analyses. The entire database presented here was derived from HIRES observations on the Keck I telescope, reduced with the same software package, and analyzed with identical techniques. Altogether, we present a large, homogeneous database of chemical abundance measurements for protogalaxies in the early universe, ideal for studying a number of important aspects of galaxy formation. In addition, we have established an on-line directory for this database and will continuously update the results.

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Prochaska, Jason X.0000-0002-7738-6875
Cooke, Jeff0000-0001-5703-2108
Storrie-Lombardi, Lisa J.0000-0002-5987-5210
Additional Information:© 2001 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2001 April 27; accepted 2001 June 14. We thank T. Barlow for providing the HIRES reduction package. We also thank Jim Lawler and Chris Howk for helpful discussions. We acknowledge the Keck support staff for their efforts in performing these observations. We thank R. Carswell and J. Webb for providing the VPFIT software package. J. X. P. acknowledges support from a Carnegie postdoctoral fellowship. A. M. W. was partially supported by NASA grant NAGW-2119 and NSF grant AST 86-9420443.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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NSFAST 86-9420443
Subject Keywords:galaxies : abundances - galaxies : evolution - nuclear reactions, nucleosynthesis, abundances - quasars: absorption lines
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Official Citation:Jason X. Prochaska et al 2001 ApJS 137 21
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