The sub-millimeter is an important band for GRB studies because it is where the emission peaks in some bursts in the days to weeks following the burst. The sub-millimeter emission is not affected by extinction local to the source or interstellar scintillation. We have shown that sub-millimeter observations are important to:
To obtain a detailed understanding of the GRB counterpart behaviors will require observations of many bursters. To this end our program of Target of Opportunity observations using SCUBA is ongoing.
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Online publication: June 18, 1999