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The Galaxy and Mass Assembly survey is a project to exploit the latest generation of ground-based and space-borne survey facilities to study cosmology and galaxy formation and evolution.
March 14, 2018 by J. Liske
March 14, 2018, 9:34 p.m. J. Liske

Important technical GAMA papers

The following is a list of the most important technical GAMA papers:

  • Towards a physical understanding of galaxy formation (Driver et al. 2009): on the science motivation, multi-wavelength coverage, database aims.
  • The input catalogue and star-galaxy separation (Baldry et al. 2010): on the spectroscopic target selection, magnitude and other limits, star-galaxy separation.
  • Optimal tiling of dense surveys with a multi-object spectrograph (Robotham et al. 2010): on the target priorities, strategy for high spectroscopic completeness.
  • Spectroscopic analysis, (Hopkins et al. 2013): on the data reduction and analysis of the spectra.
  • Survey diagnostics and core data release (Driver et al. 2011): on survey procedures, progress and statistics, and DR1.
  • AUTOZ spectral redshift measurements, confidence and errors, (Baldry et al. 2014): on measuring redshifts.
  • End of survey report and data release 2 (Liske et al. 2015): more on survey procedures, final state of the survey, redshift diagnostics, and DR2.
  • Panchromatic Data Release (far-UV-far-IR) and the low-z energy budget (Driver et al. 2016): on 21 band photometry of GAMA galaxies.
  • The G02 field, Herschel-ATLAS target selection and data release 3 (Baldry et al. 2018): description of the G02 input catalogue and target selection, the selection of the H-ATLAS filler sample, and DR3.


  • FUV, NUV, ugrizYJHK Petrosian, Kron and Sersic photometry (Hill et al. 2011): on the GAMA-processed photometry, including matched aperture photometry from u to K.
  • Structural Investigation of Galaxies via Model Analysis (Kelvin et al. 2012): on single component Sersic profile fitting.
  • Mid-infrared Properties and Empirical Relations from WISE (Cluver et al. 2014): on mid-infrared photometry from re-processed WISE data.
  • Accurate panchromatic photometry from optical priors using LAMBDAR (Wright et al. 2016): on a new code for matched aperture photometry.
  • Stellar mass estimates (Taylor et al. 2011): on estimating stellar masses.
  • The GAMA galaxy group catalogue (Robotham et al. 2011): on the group catalogue.
March 14, 2018 by J. Liske
March 14, 2018, 9:34 p.m. J. Liske