The Fourth Fermi-GBM Gamma-Ray Burst Catalog: A Decade of Data
We present the fourth in a series of catalogs of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) observed with Fermi's Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (Fermi-GBM). It extends the six year catalog by four more years, now covering the 10 year time period from trigger enabling on 2008 July 12 to 2018 July 11. During this time period GBM triggered almost twice a day on transient events, 2356 of which we identified as cosmic GRBs. Additional trigger events were due to solar flare events, magnetar burst activities, and terrestrial gamma-ray flashes. The intention of the GBM GRB catalog series is to provide updated information to the community on the most important observables of the GBM-detected GRBs. For each GRB the location and main characteristics of the prompt emission, the duration, peak flux, and fluence are derived. The latter two quantities are calculated for the 50-300 keV energy band, where the maximum energy release of GRBs in the instrument reference system is observed and also for a broader energy band from 10-1000 keV, exploiting the full energy range of GBM's low-energy detectors. Furthermore, information is given on the settings of the triggering criteria and exceptional operational conditions during years 7 to 10 in the mission. This fourth catalog is an official product of the Fermi-GBM science team, and the data files containing the complete results are available from the High-Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center.
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Von Kienlin, A., Meegan, C., Paciesas, W., Bhat, P., Bissaldi, E., Briggs, M., Burns, E., Cleveland, W., Gibby, M., Giles, M., Goldstein, A., Hamburg, R., Hui, C., Kocevski, D., Mailyan, B., Malacaria, C., Poolakkil, S., Preece, R., Roberts, O., Veres, P., & Wilson-Hodge, C. (2020). The Fourth Fermi-GBM Gamma-Ray Burst Catalog: A Decade of Data. Astrophysical Journal, 893 (1) https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab7a18