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

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  • S. Maddox
  • L. Dunne
  • E. Rigby
  • S. Bamford
  • M.J. Jarvis
  • D.G. Bonfield
  • D. Hill
  • A.M. Hopkins
  • R. Sharp
  • I. Valtchanov
  • J.A. Peacock
  • M. J. Michałowski
  • P. van der Werf
  • R. Auld
  • J.S. Dunlop
  • H. Parkinson
  • P. Norberg
  • S. Eales
  • E. Pascale
  • M. Pohlen
  • M. Baes
  • J. Fritz
  • D. Scott
  • A. Robotham
  • S. Driver
  • L. Kelvin
  • E. Ibar
  • R.J. Ivison
  • J. Loveday
  • I.K. Baldry
  • M. Prescott
  • E. Cameron
  • S. Croom
  • S. Buttiglione
  • G. de Zotti
  • A. Cava
  • A. Cooray
  • A. Dariush
  • G. Rodighiero
  • P. Temi
  • S. Serjeant
  • C.C. Popescu
  • R. J. Tuffs
  • E. van Kampen
  • J. Liske
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3455-3463
Number of pages9
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Early online date22 Oct 2012
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2012


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 r is comparable to that of optically selected, moderately star-forming (blue) galaxies: we find values around 5Mpc. One of the redshift bins contains an interesting structure, at z = 0.164.

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