The spectra of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) are being used to construct a catalogue of QSO absorption lines, for use in studies of abundances, relevant radiation fields, number counts as a function of redshift, and other matters, including the evolution of these parameters. The catalogue includes intervening, associated, and BAL absorbers, in order to allow a clearer definition of the relationships between these three classes. We describe the motivation for and the data products of the project to build the SDSS QSO absorption line catalogue.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union|
|State||Published - 2005|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science