Investigating the sensitivity of observed spectral energy distributions to clumpy torus properties in Seyfert galaxies

  title={Investigating the sensitivity of observed spectral energy distributions to clumpy torus properties in Seyfert galaxies},
  author={Cristina Ramos Almeida and Almudena Alonso-Herrero and N. A. Levenson and A. Asensio Ramos and Jos{\'e} Miguel Rodr{\'i}guez Espinosa and Omaira Gonz{\'a}lez-Mart{\'i}n and Christopher Packham and M. Martinez},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
This research was supported by a Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Programme (PIEF-GA-2012-327934). CRA acknowledges financial support from the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN) through project PN AYA2010-21887-C04.04 (Estallidos). AAH acknowledges support from the Spanish Plan Nacional de Astronom´ia y Astrofisica under grant AYA2009-05705-E and from the Augusto G. Linares Program… 

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