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Herschel-ATLAS/GAMA : spatial clustering of low-redshift submm galaxies

van Kampen, E.; Smith, D.J.B.; Maddox, S.; Hopkins, A.M.; Valtchanov, I.; Peacock, J.A.; Michałowski, M.J.; Norberg, P.; Eales, S.; Dunne, L.; Liske, J.; Baes, M.; Scott, D.; Rigby, E.; Robotham, A.; van der Werf, P.; Ibar, E.; Jarvis, M.J.; Loveday, J.; Auld, R.; Baldry, I.K.; Bamford, S.; Cameron, E.; Croom, S.; Buttiglione, S.; Cava, A.; Cooray, A.; Driver, S.; Dunlop, J.S.; Dariush, A.; Fritz, J.; Ivison, R.J.; Pascale, E.; Pohlen, M.; Rodighiero, G.; Temi, P.; Bonfield, D.G.; Hill, D.; Jones, D.H.; Kelvin, L.; Parkinson, H.; Prescott, M.; Sharp, R.; de Zotti, G.; Serjeant, S.; Popescu, C.C.; Tuffs, R.J.

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E. van Kampen

D.J.B. Smith

S. Maddox

A.M. Hopkins

I. Valtchanov

J.A. Peacock

M.J. Michałowski

S. Eales

L. Dunne

J. Liske

M. Baes

D. Scott

E. Rigby

A. Robotham

P. van der Werf

E. Ibar

M.J. Jarvis

J. Loveday

R. Auld

I.K. Baldry

S. Bamford

E. Cameron

S. Croom

S. Buttiglione

A. Cava

A. Cooray

S. Driver

J.S. Dunlop

A. Dariush

J. Fritz

R.J. Ivison

E. Pascale

M. Pohlen

G. Rodighiero

P. Temi

D.G. Bonfield

D. Hill

D.H. Jones

L. Kelvin

H. Parkinson

M. Prescott

R. Sharp

G. de Zotti

S. Serjeant

C.C. Popescu

R.J. Tuffs


We have measured the clustering properties of low-redshift (z < 0.3) submm galaxies detected at 250 μm in the Herschel-ATLAS science demonstration phase field. We selected a sample for which we have high-quality spectroscopic redshifts, obtained from reliably matching the 250-μm sources to a complete (for r < 19.4) sample of galaxies from the GAMA data base. Both the angular and spatial clustering strength are measured for all z < 0.3 sources as well as for five redshift slices with thickness Δz = 0.05 in the range 0.05 < z < 0.3. Our measured spatial clustering length r0 is comparable to that of optically selected, moderately star-forming (blue) galaxies: we find values around 5 Mpc. One of the redshift bins contains an interesting structure, at z = 0.164.


van Kampen, E., Smith, D., Maddox, S., Hopkins, A., Valtchanov, I., Peacock, J., …Tuffs, R. (2012). Herschel-ATLAS/GAMA : spatial clustering of low-redshift submm galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 426(4), 3455-3463.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 11, 2012
Deposit Date Jun 3, 2014
Publicly Available Date Aug 22, 2014
Journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Print ISSN 0035-8711
Electronic ISSN 1365-2966
Publisher Royal Astronomical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 426
Issue 4
Pages 3455-3463
Keywords Surveys, Galaxies: statistics, Large-scale structure of Universe, Submillimetre: galaxies.


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This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2012 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

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