We investigate the cosmic variance of the skewness of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropies in an inflationary model which leads to the baryon isocurvature scenario for the cosmic structure formation. In this model, the baryon number fluctuations are given by a sinusoidal function of a random Gaussian field. We find that the skewness is very small in comparison with that of the fluctuations which obey Gaussian statistics.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science