MultiDarkLens Simulations: weak lensing light-cones and data base presentation

DOI: 
10.1093/mnras/stw1336
Publication date: 
01/09/2016
Main author: 
Giocoli, Carlo
IAA authors: 
Prada, Francisco
Authors: 
Giocoli, Carlo;Jullo, Eric;Metcalf, R. Benton;de la Torre, Sylvain;Yepes, Gustavo;Prada, Francisco;Comparat, Johan;Göttlober, Stefan;Kyplin, Anatoly;Kneib, Jean-Paul;Petkova, Margarita;Shan, HuanYuan;Tessore, Nicolas
Journal: 
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Pages: 
209-223
Abstract: 
In this paper we present a large database of weak lensing light cones constructed using different snapshots from the Big MultiDark simulation (BigMDPL). The ray-tracing through different multiple plane has been performed with the GLAMER code accounting both for single source redshifts and for sources distributed along the cosmic time. This first paper presents weak lensing forecasts and results according to the geometry of the VIPERS-W1 and VIPERS-W4 field of view. Additional fields will be available on our database and new ones can be run upon request. Our database also contains some tools for lensing analysis. In this paper we present results for convergence power spectra, one point and high order weak lensing statistics useful for forecasts and for cosmological studies. Covariance matrices have also been computed for the different realisations of the W1 and W4 fields. In addition we compute also galaxy-shear and projected density contrasts for different halo masses at two lens redshift according to the CFHTLS source redshift distribution both using stacking and cross-correlation techniques, finding very good agreement.
Database: 
ADS
SCOPUS
WOK
URL: 
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/2016MNRAS.461..209G/abstract
ADS Bibcode: 
2016MNRAS.461..209G
Keywords: 
galaxies: halos;cosmology: theory;dark matter;methods: analytical;gravitational lensing: weak;Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics