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Advances in Astronomy
Volume 2013, Article ID 780407, 15 pages
Research Article

A Characterization of the Diffuse Galactic Emissions at Large Angular Scales Using the Tenerife Data

1LPSC, Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1, CNRS/IN2P3, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, 53 avenue des Martyrs, 38026 Grenoble Cedex, France
2Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, Alan Turing Building, School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
3Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, C/Vía Láctea s/n, La Laguna, 65 Tenerife, Spain

Received 9 July 2012; Revised 13 January 2013; Accepted 13 January 2013

Academic Editor: Roberta Paladini

Copyright © 2013 J. F. Macías-Pérez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The anomalous microwave emission (AME) has been proved to be an important component of the galactic diffuse emission in the range from 20 to 60 GHz. To discriminate between different models of AME, low frequency microwave data from 10 to 20 GHz are needed. We present here a reanalysis of published and unpublished Tenerife data from 10 to 33 GHz at large angular scales (from 5 to 15 degrees). We cross-correlate the Tenerife data to templates of the main galactic diffuse emissions: synchrotron, free-free, and thermal dust. We find evidence of dust-correlated emission in the Tenerife data that could be explained as spinning dust grain emission.