Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: Cross-correlation redshifts - methods and systematics characterization

@article{Gatti2017DarkES,
  title={Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: Cross-correlation redshifts - methods and systematics characterization},
  author={Marco Gatti and Pauline Vielzeuf and C. L. Davis and R. Cawthon and Markus Michael Rau and Joseph DeRose and Juan de Vicente and Alex Alarcon and Eduardo Rozo and Enrique Gazta{\~n}aga and Ben Hoyle and Ramon Miquel and Gary M. Bernstein and Christopher Bonnett and Aurelio Carnero Rosell and Francisco Javier Castander and C. L. Chang and Luiz Nicolaci da Costa and Daniel Gruen and Julia Gschwend and William G. Hartley and H. Lin and Niall MacCrann and Marcio A. G. Maia and R. L. C. Ogando and Aaron Roodman and Ignacio Sevilla-Noarbe and Michael Troxel and Risa H. Wechsler and Jacobo Asorey and Tamara M. Davis and K.Glazebrook and Samuel R. Hinton and Geraint F. Lewis and Christopher E. Lidman and E Macaulay and Anais Moller and Conor R. O'Neill and Natalia E. Sommer and Syed Ashraf Uddin and Fang Yuan and B. Zhang and Timothy M. C. Abbott and Sahar Allam and James T. Annis and Keith C. Bechtol and David Brooks and David L. Burke and Daniela Carollo and Matias Carrasco Kind and Jorge Carretero and Carlos E. Cunha and Chris D'Andrea and Darren Lee Depoy and Shantanu Desai and T. F. Eifler and August E. Evrard and Brenna L. Flaugher and Pablo Fosalba and Joshua A. Frieman and Juan Garc'ia-Bellido and David W. Gerdes and Daniel A. Goldstein and Robert A. Gruendl and Gaston R. Guti{\'e}rrez and Klaus Honscheid and Janie K. Hoormann and B. Jain and David J. James and Michael Jarvis and Tesla E. Jeltema and M. W. G. Johnson and M. D. Johnson and E. Krause and Kyler W. Kuehn and Stephen E. Kuhlmann and Nikolay Kuropatkin and T. S. Li and Marcos Lima and Jennifer L. Marshall and Peter Melchior and Felipe Menanteau and Robert C. Nichol and Brian Nord and Andreas Alejandro Plazas and Kevin Alexander Reil and Eli S. Rykoff and Masao Sako and Eusebio S{\'a}nchez and Victor E. Scarpine and Michael S. Schubnell and Erin S. Sheldon and M. Smith and R. C. Smith and Marcelle Soares-Santos and Flavia Sobreira and Eric Suchyta and Mollye E. C. Swanson and Gregory G. Tarl{\'e} and D. Thomas and Brad E. Tucker and Douglas L. Tucker and Vinu Vikram and A. R.Walker and Jochen Weller and W. C. Iii Wester and Rachel C. Wolf},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={477},
  pages={1664-1682}
}
We use numerical simulations to characterize the performance of a clustering-based method to calibrate photometric redshift biases. In particular, we cross-correlate the weak lensing source galaxies from the Dark Energy Survey Year 1 sample with redMaGiC galaxies (luminous red galaxies with secure photometric redshifts) to estimate the redshift distribution of the former sample. The recovered redshift distributions are used to calibrate the photometric redshift bias of standard photo-z methods… 

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