The Fermi-GBM Gamma-Ray Burst Catalogs: The First Six Years
1 Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica, Università e Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy
2 INFN – Sezione di Bari, Bari, Italy
3 CSPAR, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Hunstville, AL, USA
4 Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany
5 Excellence Cluster Universe, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
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Published online: 23 March 2017
Since its launch in 2008, the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) has triggered and located on average approximately two gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) every three days. Here we present the main results from the latest two catalogs provided by the Fermi-GBM science team, namely the third GBM GRB catalog  and the first GBM time-resolved spectral catalog . The intention of the GBM GRB catalog is to provide information to the community on the most important observables of the GBM detected bursts. It comprises 1405 triggers identified as GRBs. For each one, location and main characteristics of the prompt emission, the duration, the peak flux and the fluence are derived. The GBM time-resolved spectral catalog presents high-quality time-resolved spectral analysis with high temporal and spectral resolution of the brightest bursts observed by Fermi GBM in a shorter period than the former catalog, namely four years. It comprises 1491 spectra from 81 bursts. Distributions of parameters, statistics of the parameter populations, parameter-parameter and parameter-uncertainty correlations, and their exact values are obtained.
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