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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE WHIM
2.1.WHIM ionisation conditions
2.2.WHIM absorption signatures in the UV and X-ray band
2.3.The baryon content of the WHIM as measured by UV and X-ray absorbers

3.UV MEASUREMENTS OF THE WHIM
3.1.Past and present UV instruments
3.2.Intervening WHIM absorbers at low redshift
3.3.The Milky Way halo and Local Group gas

4.X-RAY MEASUREMENTS OF THE WHIM
4.1.Past and present X-ray instruments
4.2.Intervening WHIM absorbers at low redshift
4.3.The Milky Way halo and Local Group gas

5.ADDITIONAL ASPECTS
5.1.Results from numerical simulations
5.2.WHIM absorbers at high redshift
5.3.Concluding remarks

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