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THE COSMOLOGICAL BARYON DENSITY FROM THE DEUTERIUM-TO-HYDROGEN RATIO IN QSO ABSORPTION SYSTEMS: D/H TOWARD Q1243+3047
We report the detection of deuterium absorption at redshift 2.525659 toward Q1243+3047. We describe improved methods to estimate the deuterium to hydrogen abundance ratio (D/H) in absorption systems,Expand
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Indian Ocean Experiment: An integrated analysis of the climate forcing and effects of the great Indo-Asian haze
Every year, from December to April, anthropogenic haze spreads over most of the North Indian Ocean, and South and Southeast Asia. The Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX) documented this Indo-Asian hazeExpand
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Review of Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and Primordial Abundances
Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) is the synthesis of the light nuclei, Deuterium (D or 2H), 3He, 4He and 7Li during the first few minutes of the universe. This review concentrates on recentExpand
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The H I opacity of the intergalactic medium at redshifts 1.6 < z < 3.2
We use high-quality echelle spectra of 24 quasi-stellar objects to provide a calibrated measurement of the total amount of Lyα forest absorption (DA) over the redshift range 2.2 < z < 3.2. OurExpand
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The UCSD HIRES/KECK I Damped Lya Abundance Database: IV. Probing Galactic Enrichment Histories with Nitrogen
We present 14 N^0 measurements from our HIRES/Keck database of damped Lya abundances. These data are combined with measurements from the recent and past literature to build an homogeneous, uniformExpand
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Continuous statistics of the Lyα forest at 0 <z < 1.6: the mean flux, flux distribution and autocorrelation fromHST FOS spectra
We measure the amount of absorption in the Lya forest at 0 < z < 1.6 in Hubble Space Telescope Faint Object Spectrograph spectra of 74 quasi-stellar objects (QSOs). Starting with a 334 QSO sampleExpand
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A Census of Intrinsic Narrow Absorption Lines in the Spectra of Quasars at z = 2-4*
We use Keck HIRES spectra of 37 optically bright quasars at z = 2-4 to study narrow absorption lines that are intrinsic to the quasars (intrinsic NALs, produced in gas that is physically associatedExpand
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Cosmological Parameters σ8, the Baryon Density Ωb, the Vacuum Energy Density ΩΛ, the Hubble Constant and the UV Background Intensity from a Calibrated Measurement of H I Lyα Absorption at z = 1.9
We identify a concordant model for the intergalactic medium (IGM) at redshift z = 1.9 that uses popular values for cosmological and astrophysical parameters and accounts for all baryons with anExpand
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Direct observations of aerosol radiative forcing over the tropical Indian Ocean during the January-F
Simultaneous measurements of aerosol optical depth, size distribution, and incoming solar radiation flux were conducted with spectral and broadband radiometers over the coastal Indian region, ArabianExpand
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A climatologically significant aerosol longwave indirect effect in the Arctic
The warming of Arctic climate and decreases in sea ice thickness and extent observed over recent decades are believed to result from increased direct greenhouse gas forcing, changes in atmosphericExpand
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