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Diffuse Radio Foregrounds

All-Sky Polarisation, and Anomalous Microwave Emission


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliv
  2. Matías Vidal Navarro
    Pages 1-23
  3. Matías Vidal Navarro
    Pages 25-61
  4. Matías Vidal Navarro
    Pages 63-116
  5. Matías Vidal Navarro
    Pages 117-143
  6. Matías Vidal Navarro
    Pages 145-183
  7. Matías Vidal Navarro
    Pages 185-193
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 195-196

About this book


This extensive thesis work covers several topics, including intensity and polarization, focusing on a new polarization bias reduction method. Vidal studied data from the WMAP satellite, which is low signal-to-noise and as such has to be corrected for polarization bias. He presents a new method for correcting the data, based on knowledge of the underlying angle of polarization. Using this novel method, he sets upper limits for the polarization fraction of regions known to emit significant amounts of spinning dust emissions. He also studies the large-scale loops and filaments that dominate the synchrotron sky. The dominant features are investigated, including identification of several new features. For the North Polar Spur, a model of an expanding shell in the vicinity of the Sun is tested, which appears to fit the data. Implications for CMB polarization surveys are also discussed. In addition, Vidal presents interferometric observations of the dark cloud LDN 1780 at 31 GHz and shows that the spinning dust hypothesis can explain the radio properties observed.


Cosmic microwave background Polarisation of the cosmic microwave background radiation Anomalous Microwave Emission Spinning dust hypothesis Synchrotron sky Radio Continuum emission Radio Loops CMB foregrounds

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The University of ManchesterJodrell Bank Centre for AstrophysicsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diffuse Radio Foregrounds
  • Book Subtitle All-Sky Polarisation, and Anomalous Microwave Emission
  • Authors Matias Vidal Navarro
  • Series Title Springer Theses
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Theses
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-26262-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79919-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-26263-5
  • Series ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5061
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XLIV, 196
  • Number of Illustrations 96 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cosmology
    Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
    Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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