DUST ATTENUATION IN UV-SELECTED STARBURSTS AT HIGH REDSHIFT AND THEIR LOCAL COUNTERPARTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE COSMIC STAR FORMATION RATE DENSITY

@article{Overzier2010DUSTAI,
  title={DUST ATTENUATION IN UV-SELECTED STARBURSTS AT HIGH REDSHIFT AND THEIR LOCAL COUNTERPARTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE COSMIC STAR FORMATION RATE DENSITY},
  author={Roderik A. Overzier and Timothy M. Heckman and Jing Wang and Lee Armus and V{\'e}ronique Buat and Justin Howell and Gerhardt R. Meurer and Mark Seibert and Brian D. Siana and Antara Basu-Zych and St{\'e}phane Charlot and Thiago Signorini Gonçalves and D. Christopher Martin and James D. Neill and Robert Michael Rich and Samir Salim and David Schiminovich},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={726}
}
We present a new analysis of the dust obscuration in starburst galaxies at low and high redshifts. This study is motivated by our unique sample of the most extreme UV-selected starburst galaxies in the nearby universe (z < 0.3), found to be good analogs of high-redshift Lyman break galaxies (LBGs) in most of their physical properties. We find that the dust properties of the Lyman break analogs (LBAs) are consistent with the relation derived previously by Meurer et al. (M99) that is commonly… 

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