author={Erik Zetterlund and Emily M. Levesque and Claus Leitherer and Charles W. Danforth},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We have observed a sample of 14 nearby ( z ∼ 0.03 ?> ) star-forming blue compact galaxies (BCGs) in the rest-frame far-UV (∼1150–2200 Å) using the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope. We have also generated a grid of stellar population synthesis models using the Starburst99 evolutionary synthesis code, allowing us to compare observations and theoretical predictions for the Si iv_1400 and C iv_1550 UV indices; both are comprised of a blend of stellar wind and interstellar… 

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