Simon P. Driver, University of Western Australia
Angus H. Wright, University of Western Australia
Stephen K. Andrews, University of Western Australia
Luke J. M. Davies, University of Western Australia
Prajwal R. Kafle, University of Western Australia
Rebecca Lange, University of Western Australia
Amanda J. Moffett, University of Western Australia
Elizabeth Mannering, University of Western Australia
Aaron S. G. Robotham, University of Western Australia
Kevin Vinsen, University of Western Australia
Mehmet Alpaslan, NASA Ames Research Center
Ellen Andrae, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Ivan K. Baldry, Liverpool John Moores University
Amanda E. Bauer, Australian Astronomical Observatory
Steven P. Bamford, University of Nottingham
Joss Bland-Hawthorn, University of Sydney
Nathan Bourne, University of Edinburgh
Sarah Brough, Australian Astronomical Observatory
Michael J. I. Brown, Monash University
Michelle Cluver, University of Western Cape
Scott M. Croom, University of Sydney
Matthew Colless, Australian National University
Christopher J. Conselice, University of Nottingham
Elisabete da Cunha, Swinburne University of Technology - Australia
Roberto De Propris, University of Turku
Michael Drinkwater, University of Queensland
Loretta Dunne, Cardiff University
Steve Eales, Cardiff University
Alastair Edge, Durham University
Carlos Frenk, Durham University
Alister W. Graham, Swinburne University of Technology
Meiert Grootes, Max Planck Institut fuer Kernphysik
Benne W. Holwerda, University of Louisville
Andrew M. Hopkins, Australian Astronomical Observatory
Edo Ibar, Universidad de Valparaiso
Eelco van Kampen, European Southern Observatory
Lee S. Kelvin, Liverpool John Moores University
Tom Jarrett, University of Cape Town
D. Heath Jones, Macquarie University
Maritza A. Lara-Lopez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Jochen Liske, Universitat Hamburg
Angel R. Lopez-Sanchez, Australian Astronomical Observatory
Jon Loveday, University of Sussex
Steve J. Maddox, Cardiff University
Barry Madore, Observatories of the Carnegie Institute for Science
Smriti Mahajan, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali
Martin Meyer, University of Western Australia
Peder Norberg, Durham University
Samantha J. Penny, University of Portsmouth
Steven Phillipps, University of Bristol
Cristina C. Popescu, University of Central Lancashire
Richard Tuffs, Max-Planck-Institut fur Kernphysik
John A. Peacock, University of Edinburgh
Kevin A. Pimbblet, University of Hull
Matthew Prescott, University of the Western Cape
Kate Rowlands, University of St Andrews
Anne E. Sansom, University of Central Lancashire
Mark Seibert, Observatories of the Carnegie Institute for Science
Matthew W. L. Smith, University of Queensland
Will J. Sutherland, Queen Mary University London
Edward N. Taylor, University of Melbourne
Elisabetta Valiante, Cardiff University
J. Antonio Vazquez-Mata, University of Sussex
Lingyu Wang, Durham University
Stephen M. Wilkins, University of Sussex
Richard P. Williams, Liverpool John Moores University

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We present the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) Panchromatic Data Release (PDR) constituting over 230 deg2 of imaging with photometry in 21 bands extending from the far-UV to the far-IR. These data complement our spectroscopic campaign of over 300k galaxies, and are compiled from observations with a variety of facilities including: GALaxy Evolution eXplorer, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Visible and Infrared Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA), Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, and Herschel, with the GAMA regions currently being surveyed by VLT Survey Telescope (VST) and scheduled for observations by Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). These data are processed to a common astrometric solution, from which photometry is derived for ∼221 373 galaxies with r < 19.8 mag. Online tools are provided to access and download data cutouts, or the full mosaics of the GAMA regions in each band. We focus, in particular, on the reduction and analysis of the VISTA VIsta Kilo-degree INfrared Galaxy data, and compare to earlier data sets (i.e. 2MASS and UKIDSS) before combining the data and examining its integrity. Having derived the 21-band photometric catalogue, we proceed to fit the data using the energy balance code magphys. These measurements are then used to obtain the first fully empirical measurement of the 0.1–500 μm energy output of the Universe. Exploring the cosmic spectral energy distribution across three time-intervals (0.3–1.1, 1.1–1.8, and 1.8–2.4 Gyr), we find that the Universe is currently generating (1.5 ± 0.3) × 1035 h70 W Mpc−3, down from (2.5 ± 0.2) × 1035 h70 W Mpc−3 2.3 Gyr ago. More importantly, we identify significant and smooth evolution in the integrated photon escape fraction at all wavelengths, with the UV escape fraction increasing from 27(18) per cent at z = 0.18 in NUV(FUV) to 34(23) per cent at z = 0.06. The GAMA PDR can be found at:


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Driver, Simon P. et al. "Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): Panchromatic Data Release (far-UV–far-IR) and the Low-z Energy Budget." 2016. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 455(4): 3911-3942.