A comprehensive profile of the temporal properties of intense GRBs has now been provided by the wavelet method. In particular distributions have been presented for some characteristics of GRBs. The area under the peak is consistent with a lognormal distribution.
A comparison of the pre-peak and post-peak sections of the burst has been completed. A preliminary comparison of the two distributions reveal some significant differences between the pre-peak and post-peak sections of the burst (Quilligan et al. 1999).
These results provide an alternative description of GRB profiles to that of the peak-aligned stretched exponentials (Stern et al. 1996).
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