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Proposal Information for 2013B-0512


PI: Sheila Kannappan, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, sheila@physics.unc.edu
Address: Physics Department, 290 Phillips Hall, CB3255, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA

CoI: Kathleen Eckert, UNC Chapel Hill
CoI: Dara Norman, NOAO
CoI: Mark Norris, MPIA Heidelberg
CoI: Erik Hoversten, UNC Chapel Hill
CoI: David Stark, UNC Chapel Hill
CoI: Amanda Moffett, UNC Chapel Hill
CoI: Ashley D. Baker, UNC Chapel Hill
CoI: Andreas A. Berlind, Vanderbilt University
CoI: Steve Crawford, South African Astronomical Observatory
CoI: Ivana Damjanov, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
CoI: Ian Dell'Antonio, Brown University
CoI: Roberto Gonzalez, University of Chicago
CoI: Kirsten Hall, UNC Chapel Hill
CoI: Sadegh Khochfar, MPE Garching, Germany
CoI: Adam Leroy, NRAO Charlottesville
CoI: Yu Lu, Stanford
CoI: Claudia Maraston, University of Portsmouth, UK
CoI: Stacy McGaugh, Case Western Reserve University
CoI: Liz Naluminsa, South African Astronomical Observatory
CoI: John J. Salzer, Indiana University
CoI: Jerry A. Sellwood, Rutgers
CoI: Petri Vaisanen, South African Astronomical Observatory
CoI: Linda Watson, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

Title: REsolved Spectroscopy Of a Local VolumE: The RESOLVE Survey in Stripe 82

Abstract: We request 14 nights of gray/dark time with the Goodman Spectrograph on SOAR and 88 hours of gray/dark time with the GMOS IFU on Gemini over two semesters to complete Phase 1 of the RESOLVE survey, providing a volume-limited gas, stellar, and dynamical mass census in the exceptionally complete Stripe 82 legacy equatorial strip. RESOLVE spans diverse large-scale cosmic structures and probes mass scales down to ~10^9\msun in the gas-rich dwarf galaxy regime. With the proposed census, RESOLVE will (1) provide the first direct, complete, and environment-dependent measurement of the velocity function, potentially uncovering crucial clues to puzzling discrepancies in the dwarf galaxy inventory, and (2) put a unique constraint on the location of the ``missing baryons,'' via a comprehensive census of multiple mass components in relation to star formation and dynamical mass in a cosmological volume.


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