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Documentation for the intergalactic radiative transfer code IGMtransfer

  title={Documentation for the intergalactic radiative transfer code IGMtransfer},
  author={Peter Laursen},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  • P. Laursen
  • Published 13 December 2010
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
This document describes the publically available numerical code "IGMtransfer", capable of performing intergalactic radiative transfer (RT) of light in the vicinity of the Lyman alpha (Lya) line. Calculating the RT in a (possibly adaptively refined) grid of cells resulting from a cosmological simulation, the code returns 1) a "transmission function", showing how the intergalactic medium (IGM) affects the Lya line at a given redshift, and 2) the "average transmission" of the IGM, making it useful… Expand

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