The redshift-space momentum power spectrum - II. Measuring the growth rate from the combined 2MTF and 6dFGSv surveys

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Measurements of the growth rate of structure, f sigma(8), in the low-redshift Universe allow stringent tests of the cosmological model. In this work, we provide new constraints on f sigma(8) at an effective redshift of z= 0.03 using the combined density and velocity fields measured by the 2MTF and 6dFGSv surveys. We do this by applying a new estimator of the redshift-space density and momentum (density-weighted velocity) power spectra, developed in the first paper of this series, to measured redshifts and peculiar velocities from these data sets. We combine this with models of the density and momentum power spectra in the presence of complex survey geometries and with an ensemble of simulated galaxy catalogues that match the survey selection functions and galaxy bias. We use these simulations to estimate the errors on our measurements and identify possible systematics. In particular, we are able to identify and remove biases caused by the non-Gaussianity of the power spectra by applying the Box-Cox transformation to the power spectra prior to fitting. After thorough validation of our methods we recover a constraint of from the combined 2MTF and 6dFGSv data. This measurement is fully consistent with the expectations of general relativity and the Lambda cold dark matter cosmological model. It is also comparable and complementary to constraints using different techniques on similar data, affirming the usefulness of our method for extracting cosmology from velocity fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5235-5247
Number of pages13
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume487
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

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