AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 84. Gamma Ray Observations
Poster, Wednesday, January 8, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[84.05] Investigation of Spectral Lag and Epeak as Joint Luminosity Indicators in GRBs

J.P. Norris, J.T. Bonnell (NASA/GSFC), J.D. Scargle (NASA/ARC)

Models for gamma-ray bursts which invoke jetted, colliding shells would appear to have at least two determinants for luminosity, e.g., observer viewing angle and Lorentz factor, or possibly shell mass. The latter two internal physical parameters may vary from pulse to pulse within a burst, and such variation might be reflected in evolution of observables such as spectral lag and peak in the spectral energy distribution. We analyze bright BATSE bursts using the 16-channel medium energy resolution (MER) data, with time resolutions of 16 and 64 ms, measuring spectral lags and peak energies for significant pulse structures within a burst, identified using a Bayesian block algorithm. We then explore correlations between the measured parameters and total flux for the individual pulse structures.

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