Modelling reverberation mapping data – I. Improved geometric and dynamical models and comparison with cross-correlation results

@article{Pancoast2014ModellingRM,
  title={Modelling reverberation mapping data – I. Improved geometric and dynamical models and comparison with cross-correlation results},
  author={Anna Pancoast and Brendon J. Brewer and Tommaso Treu},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={445},
  pages={3055-3072}
}
We present an improved and expanded simply parameterized phenomenological model of the broad line region (BLR) in active galactic nuclei (AGN) for modeling reverberation mapping data. By modeling reverberation mapping data directly, we can constrain the geometry and dynamics of the BLR and measure the black hole mass without relying on the normalization factor needed in the traditional analysis. For realistic simulated reverberation mapping datasets of high-quality, we can recover the black… 

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