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Title: Geometric and dynamic distortions in anisotropic galaxy clustering

We examine the signature of dynamic (redshift-space) distortions and geometric distortions (including the Alcock-Paczynski effect) in the context of the galaxy power spectrum measured in upcoming galaxy redshift surveys. Information comes from both the baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) feature and the broadband power spectrum shape. Accurate modeling is required to extract this information without systematically biasing the result. We consider an analytic model for the power spectrum of dark matter halos in redshift space, based on the distribution function expansion, and compare with halo clustering measured in N-body simulations. We forecast that the distribution function model is sufficiently accurate to allow the inclusion of broadband information on scales down to k ∼ 0.2h Mpc{sup −1}, with somewhat better accuracy for higher bias halos. Compared with a BAO-only analysis with reconstruction, including broadband shape information can improve unbiased constraints on distance measures H(z) and D{sub A}(z) by ∼ 30% and 20%, respectively, for a galaxy sample similar to the DESI luminous red galaxies. The gains in precision are larger in the absence of BAO reconstruction. Furthermore, including broadband shape information allows the measurement of structure growth, through redshift-space distortions. For the same galaxy sample, the distribution function model is able to constrainmore » fσ{sub 8} to ∼ 2%, when simultaneously fitting for H(z) and D{sub A}(z). We discuss techniques to optimize the analysis of the power spectrum, including removing modes near the line-of-sight that are particularly challenging to model, and whether these approaches can improve parameter constraints. We find that such techniques are unlikely to significantly improve constraints on geometry, although they may allow higher precision measurements of redshift-space distortions.« less
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Departments of Physics and Astronomy, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720 (United States)
  2. Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, Zurich, CH-8057 (Switzerland)
  3. Institute for the Early Universe, Ewha University, Seoul, 120-750 (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22373672
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2014; Journal Issue: 04; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ACCURACY; ANISOTROPY; BARYONS; DISTANCE; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; GALAXIES; GEOMETRY; INFORMATION; LIMITING VALUES; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; RED SHIFT; SHAPE; SIMULATION; SPACE; SPECTRA