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E. van Kampen, European Southern ObservatoryFollow
D. J. B. Smith, University of NottinghamFollow
S. Maddox, University of NottinghamFollow
A. M. Hopkins, Australian Astronomical ObservatoryFollow
I. Valtchanov, Herschel Science Centre
J. A. Peacock, University of EdinburghFollow
M. J. Michałowski, University of EdinburghFollow
P. Norberg, Durham UniversityFollow
S. Eales, Cardiff University
L. Dunne, University of NottinghamFollow
J. Liske, European Southern Observatory
M. Baes, Universiteit GentFollow
D. Scott, University of British Columbia
E. Rigby, University of Nottingham
A. Robotham, University of St. AndrewsFollow
P. van der Werf, Leiden UniversityFollow
E. Ibar, Royal Observatory EdinburghFollow
M. J. Jarvis, University of HertfordshireFollow
J. Loveday, University of SussexFollow
R. Auld, University of Edinburgh
I. K. Baldry, Liverpool John Moores University
Steven Bamford, University of Nottingham
E. Cameron, Insitute for Astronomy
S. Croom, University of SydneyFollow
S. Buttiglione, INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico Di PadovaFollow
A. Cava, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
A. Cooray, University of California - IrvineFollow
S. Driver, University of Western Australia
J. S. Dunlop, University of Edinburgh
A. Dariush, Imperial College London
J. Fritz, Universiteit GentFollow
R. J. Ivison, Royal Observatory Edinburgh
E. Pascale, Cardiff UniversityFollow
M. Pohlen, Cardiff UniversityFollow
G. Rodighiero, University of Padova
P. Temi, NASA/Ames Research CenterFollow
D. G. Bonfield, University of Hertfordshire
D. Hill, University of Hertfordshire
D. H. Jones, Australian Astronomical Observatory
L. Kelvin, University of St. Andrews
H. Parkinson, University of EdinburghFollow
M. Prescott, Liverpool John Moores University
R. Sharp, Australian Astronomical Observatory
G. de Zotti, SISSA
S. Serjeant, The Open UniversityFollow
C. C. Popescu, University of Central Lancashire
R. J. Tuffs, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear AstrophysicsFollow

Date of this Version



Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 426, 3455–3463 (2012); doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21949.x


We have measured the clustering properties of low-redshift (z < 0.3) submm galaxies detected at 250 μm in the Herschel-ATLAS science demonstration phase field. We selected a sample for which we have high-quality spectroscopic redshifts, obtained from reliably matching the 250-μm sources to a complete (for r < 19.4) sample of galaxies from the GAMA data base. Both the angular and spatial clustering strength are measured for all z < 0.3 sources as well as for five redshift slices with thickness Δz = 0.05 in the range 0.05 < z < 0.3. Our measured spatial clustering length r0 is comparable to that of optically selected, moderately star-forming (blue) galaxies: we find values around 5 Mpc. One of the redshift bins contains an interesting structure, at z = 0.164.