## 2. Method## 2.1. DataThe data used are described in paper I, however we have updated
some data points and now include several more measurements: With the exception of the Saskatoon points, the calibration uncertainties of the experiments were added in quadrature to the error bars on the points. The MSAM values are the weighted averages of the first and second MSAM flights. The error bars assigned encompass the limits from both flights. In paper I, we did not include the MSAM points because of possible correlations with the Saskatoon results. However the MSAM results are substantially lower than the Saskatoon results in this crucial high- region of the power spectrum and it is not clear that avoiding such correlations is more important than the additional information provided by the MSAM data. The figures presented in this paper include the MSAM points however we have also performed calculations without MSAM. We discuss these results in Sect. 3.1. ## 2.2. Calculation
A two-dimensional version of our calculation is
described in paper I. In this work we generalize to 5 dimensions and
use a likelihood approach to determine the parameter ranges. We treat
the correlated calibration uncertainty of the 5 Saskatoon points as a
nuisance parameter " For each point in the 4-D space of interesting parameters, We have normalized the power spectra using the conversion , where is the power spectrum output of the Boltzmann code. © European Southern Observatory (ESO) 1998 Online publication: December 16, 1997 |