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The scuba local universe galaxy survey - a low redshift benchmark for the deep submm survey

Clements, David L., Dunne, Loretta. and Eales, Stephen Anthony 2001. The scuba local universe galaxy survey - a low redshift benchmark for the deep submm survey. Presented at: UMass/INAOE Conference on 'Deep Millimeter Surveys: Implications for Galaxy Formation and Evolution, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, 19-21 June 2000. Published in: Lowenthal, James D. and Hughes, David H. eds. Deep Millimeter Surveys-Implications for Galaxy Formation and Evolution. River Edge, N.J: World Scientific Publishing Co, pp. 41-44. 10.1142/9789812811738_0006

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The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey (SLUGS)4 is the first statistical survey of the properties of local galaxies in the submm. The first part of this survey consisted of observations of a complete sample of galaxies selected from the IRAS Bright Galaxy Survey (BGS). This allows us to produce the first 850µm luminosity function for local galaxies, calculate dust temperatures, spectral energy distributions and the dust mass function, and to compare submm properties with results at other wavelengths. The survey is now being extended to both a larger sample of IRAS galaxies, including more high luminosity objects, and to a complete sample of optically selected galaxies. Since little was previously known about the submm properties of local galaxies, the SLUGS project provides an important baseline against which objects found in deep submm surveys may be compared. Our local luminosity function, for example, is significantly different from simple extrapolations to the 60µm IRAS luminosity function which have often been used in the interpretation of deep submm survey data.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co
ISBN: 9789810244651
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:59

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