The Completed SDSS-IV Extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: GLAM-QPM mock galaxy catalogs for the Emission Line Galaxy Sample

DOI: 
10.1093/mnras/staa2571
Publication date: 
01/08/2020
Main author: 
Lin, Sicheng
IAA authors: 
Prada, Francisco
Authors: 
Lin, Sicheng;Tinker, Jeremy L.;Klypin, Anatoly;Prada, Francisco;Blanton, Michael R.;Comparat, Johan;Dawson, Kyle S.;de Mattia, Arnaud;du Mas des Bourboux, Hélion;Percival, Will J.;Raichoor, Anand;Rossi, Graziano;Smith, Alex;Zhao, Cheng
Journal: 
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Pages: 
5251-5262
Abstract: 
We present 2000 mock galaxy catalogs for the analysis of baryon acoustic oscillations in the Emission Line Galaxy (ELG) sample of the Extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey Data Release 16 (eBOSS DR16). Each mock catalog has a number density of $6.7 \times 10^{-4} h^3 \rm Mpc^{-3}$, covering a redshift range from 0.6 to 1.1. The mocks are calibrated to small-scale eBOSS ELG clustering measurements at scales of ≲ 30 h<SUP>-1</SUP>Mpc. The mock catalogs are generated using a combination of GaLAxy Mocks (GLAM) simulations and the Quick Particle-Mesh (QPM) method. GLAM simulations are used to generate the density field, which is then assigned dark matter halos using the QPM method. Halos are populated with galaxies using a halo occupation distribution (HOD). The resulting mocks match the survey geometry and selection function of the data, and have slightly higher number density which allows room for systematic analysis. The large-scale clustering of mocks at the baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) scale is consistent with data and we present the correlation matrix of the mocks.
Database: 
ADS
SCOPUS
URL: 
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/2020MNRAS.498.5251L/abstract
ADS Bibcode: 
2020MNRAS.498.5251L
Keywords: 
large-scale structure of Universe;halo;Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics