ForecastingStep1

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Checking forecasting outputs

This should be run for the test case for S4+Planck. This is T/E/kappa. No clusters or BAO at this point (can be posted in other entries though). Settings described here and here:

  • S4 = single channel (e.g. 150 GHz) at 1 uK/amin in T and 1.4uK/amin in P, 3 arcmin resolution.
  • White noise, no FG inflation
  • S4 TT/TE/EE/kk over 40% of sky, 30<ell < lmax
  • Planck TT/TE/EE from 30<l<2500 over additional 20% of sky. Can use these 'Planck-pol' specs for noise:File:Planck pol.pdf
  • Planck TT at l<30 over 80% of sky
  • Tau prior 0.06+-0.01
  • lmax(TT)=3000 unless explicit foreground cleaning is done in code for kSZ etc
  • lmax(TE,EE)=5000 unless explicit foreground cleaning done in code
  • kk reconstructed from 30<l<lmax using MV estimate
  • quadratic estimator for lensing, ideally with iterative delensing
  • Gaussian likelihood neglecting T/E/k covariance is ok, but non-Gaussian better
  • non-linear power spectrum for kk, e.g. ok to use halofit in CAMB
  • if easy to do, use pivot k=0.05


Forecast parameters for LCDM (add columns if your code spits out different parameters e.g. h, sigma8)
obh2 och2 theta As ns tau
Stephen/Josquin
Alex/Joel/Dan
Mat/Neelima/Nam
Add your name here
Forecast parameters for LCDM+mnu (add columns if your code spits out different parameters e.g. h, sigma8)
obh2 och2 theta As ns tau mnu (meV)
Stephen/Josquin
Alex/Joel/Dan
Mat/Neelima/Nam
Add your name here