We have analysed a large, homogeneous sample of Lyman alpha lines, observed at intermediate resolution, using the maximum likelihood method. The analysis shows that the evolutionary index γ, is a function of rest equivalent width with stronger lines evolving faster. The mean equivalent width increases with redshift. This behaviour is similar to that exhibited by the heavy element absorption lines in the quasar spectra.
Volume 40 | Issue 2
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