KinMS: Three-dimensional kinematic modeling of arbitrary gas distributions

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KinMS: Three-dimensional kinematic modeling of arbitrary gas distributions

Post by Ada Coda » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:15 am

KinMS: Three-dimensional kinematic modeling of arbitrary gas distributions

Abstract: The KinMS (KINematic Molecular Simulation) package simulates observations of arbitrary molecular/atomic cold gas distributions from interferometers and line observations from integral field units. This modeling tool is optimized for situations where one has analytic forms for <i>e.g.</i> the rotation curve and/or surface brightness profiles (and may want to fit the parameters of these parametric models). It can, however, also be used as a tilted-ring modelling code. The routines are flexible and have been used in various different applications, including investigating the kinematics of molecular gas in early-type galaxies and determining supermassive black-hole masses from CO interferometric observations. They are also useful for creating mock observations from hydrodynamic simulations, and input data-cubes for further simulation in, for example, CASA's (ascl:1107.013) sim_observe tool. Interactive Data Language (IDL) and Python versions of the code are available.

Credit: Davis, Timothy A; Zabel, Nikki; Dawson, James M

Site: http://www.astro.cardiff.ac.uk/pub/Tim.Davis/code.php
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017MNRAS.468.4675D

Bibcode: 2020ascl.soft06003D

Preferred citation method: https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013MNRAS.429..534D

ID: ascl:2006.003

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