Galaxy and mass assembly: Redshift space distortions from the clipped galaxy field
Simpson, F.; Blake, C.; Peacock, J.A.; Baldry, I.K.; Bland-Hawthorn, J.; Heavens, A.F.; Heymans, C.; Loveday, J.; Norberg, P.
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We present the first cosmological measurement derived from a galaxy density field subject to a “clipping” transformation. By enforcing an upper bound on the galaxy number density field in the galaxy and mass assembly survey (GAMA), contributions from the nonlinear processes of virialization and galaxy bias are greatly reduced. This leads to a galaxy power spectrum which is easier to model, without calibration from numerical simulations. We develop a theoretical model for the power spectrum of a clipped field in redshift space, which is exact for the case of anisotropic Gaussian fields. Clipping is found to extend the applicability of the conventional Kaiser prescription by more than a factor of 3 in wave numbers, or a factor of 30 in terms of the number of Fourier modes. By modeling the galaxy power spectrum on scales k<0.3 hMpc−1 and density fluctuations δg<4 we measure the normalized growth rate fσ8(z=0.18)=0.29±0.10.
Simpson, F., Blake, C., Peacock, J., Baldry, I., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Heavens, A., …Norberg, P. (2016). Galaxy and mass assembly: Redshift space distortions from the clipped galaxy field. Physical Review D, 93(2), Article 023525. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevd.93.023525
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jan 4, 2016|
|Online Publication Date||Jan 27, 2016|
|Publication Date||Jan 27, 2016|
|Deposit Date||Apr 5, 2016|
|Publicly Available Date||Apr 8, 2016|
|Journal||Physical Review D|
|Publisher||American Physical Society|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Related Public URLs||http://arxiv.org/abs/1505.03865|
Published Journal Article
Reprinted with permission from the American Physical Society: Simpson, F. and Blake, C. and Peacock, J.A. and Baldry, I.K. and Bland-Hawthorn, J. and Heavens, A.F. and Heymans, C. and Loveday, J. and Norberg, P. (2016) 'Galaxy and mass assembly : Redshift space distortions from the clipped galaxy field.', Physical review D., 93 (2). 023525 © 2016 by the American Physical Society. Readers may view, browse, and/or download material for temporary copying purposes only, provided these uses are for noncommercial personal purposes. Except as provided by law, this material may not be further reproduced, distributed, transmitted, modified, adapted, performed, displayed, published, or sold in whole or part, without prior written permission from the American Physical Society.
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