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2016MNRAS.461.2630M - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 461, 2630-2649 (2016/September-3)

The environmental dependence of HI in galaxies in the eagle simulations.


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We use the eagle suite of cosmological hydrodynamical simulations to study how the H i content of present-day galaxies depends on their environment. We show that eagle reproduces observed H i mass-environment trends very well, while semi-analytic models typically overpredict the average H i masses in dense environments. The environmental processes act primarily as an on/off switch for the H i content of satellites with M* > 109 M. At a fixed M*, the fraction of H i-depleted satellites increase with increasing host halo mass M200 in response to stronger environmental effects, while at a fixed M200 it decreases with increasing satellite M* as the gas is confined by deeper gravitational potentials. H i-depleted satellites reside mostly, but not exclusively, within the virial radius r200 of their host halo. We investigate the origin of these trends by focusing on three environmental mechanisms: ram pressure stripping by the intragroup medium, tidal stripping by the host halo and satellite-satellite encounters. By tracking back in time the evolution of the H i-depleted satellites, we find that the most common cause of H i removal is satellite encounters. The time-scale for H i removal is typically less than 0.5 Gyr. Tidal stripping occurs in haloes of M200 < 1014 M within 0.5 x r200, while the other processes act also in more massive haloes, generally within r200. Conversely, we find that ram pressure stripping is the most common mechanism that disturbs the H i morphology of galaxies at redshift z=0. This implies that H i removal due to satellite-satellite interactions occurs on shorter time-scales than the other processes.

Abstract Copyright: © 2016 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): methods: numerical - galaxies: clusters: general - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: interactions - galaxies: ISM - galaxies: ISM

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