HI galaxy simulations for the SKA: number counts and bias

Mario G. Santos, David Alonso, Philip Bull, Marta Silva, Sahba Yahya

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This chapter describes the assumed specifications and sensitivities for HI galaxy surveys with SKA1 and SKA2. It addresses the expected galaxy number densities based on available simulations as well as the clustering bias over the underlying dark matter. It is shown that a SKA1 HI galaxy survey should be able to find around $5\times 10^6$ galaxies over 5,000 deg$^2$ (up to $z\sim 0.8$), while SKA2 should find $\sim 10^9$ galaxies over 30,000 deg$^2$ (up to $z\sim 2.5$). The numbers presented here have been used throughout the cosmology chapters for forecasting.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2015


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