Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Published in arXiv:astro-ph/0403174 v1 8 Mar 2004. Copyright the American Astronomical Society. Used by permission.


We present results from a study of high- and low-ionization emission line ratios as a function of projected velocity for a sample of eight active galactic nuclei (AGNs). Our results are based on analysis of high signal-to-noise optical and Hubble Space Telescope (HST) UV spectra. Comparing the emission line ratios to those predicted by photoionization models indicates that the physical conditions responsible for the high-ionization emission lines are consistent with a wind, whereas those of the low-ionization lines are consistent with a virialized disk.

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