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C. H. Young (Mississippi State University), D. A. Frail (National Radio Astronomy Observatory), S. R. Kulkarni (California Institute of Technology)
The gamma-ray burst of 1998 March 29 (GRB 980329) had an unusually dim optical afterglow despite the fact that it was readily detectable at X-ray and radio wavelengths. Taylor et al. (1998) were the first to suggest this dimness was due to a high dust content in the region where the burst originated. Other explanations, however, require that the burst have occurred at a redshift of ~5. Taylor et al. monitored the afterglow for a month after the burst and have already published their results. In this poster, we present follow-up observations made with the VLA at 8.46 GHz, 4.86 GHz, and 1.43 GHz for up to 500 days after the burst. We will discuss preliminary applications of models to the radio data as well as a broadband view of the afterglow to include x-ray and optical data.