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  • D. J. B. Smith
  • P. N. Best
  • K. J. Duncan
  • N. A. Hatch
  • M. J. Jarvis
  • H. J. A. Röttgering
  • C. J. Simpson
  • R. K. Cochrane
  • K. E. Coppin
  • H. Dannerbauer
  • T. A. Davis
  • J. E. Geach
  • C. L. Hale
  • M. J. Hardcastle
  • P. W. Hatfield
  • R. C. W. Houghton
  • N. Maddox
  • S. L. McGee
  • L. Morabito
  • D. Nisbet
  • M. Pandey-Pommier
  • I. Prandoni
  • A. Saxena
  • T. W. Shimwell
  • M. Tarr
  • I. van Bemmel
  • A. Verma
  • G. J. White
  • W. L. Williams
Publication date8/11/2016
<mark>Original language</mark>English


In these proceedings we highlight the primary scientific goals and design of the WEAVE-LOFAR survey, which will use the new WEAVE spectrograph on the 4.2m William Herschel Telescope to provide the primary source of spectroscopic information for the LOFAR Surveys Key Science Project. Beginning in 2018, WEAVE-LOFAR will generate more than 10$^6$ R=5000 365-960 nm spectra of low-frequency selected radio sources, across three tiers designed to efficiently sample the redshift-luminosity plane, and produce a data set of enormous legacy value. The radio frequency selection, combined with the high multiplex and throughput of the WEAVE spectrograph, make obtaining redshifts in this way very efficient, and we expect that the redshift success rate will approach 100 per cent at $z

Bibliographic note

10 pages, 4 figures, proceedings of the SF2A conference, Lyon, 2016