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The HITRAN 2008 Molecular Spectroscopic DatabaseThis paper describes the status of the 2008 edition of the HITRAN molecular spectroscopic database. The new edition is the first official public release since the 2004 edition, although a number of crucial updates had been made available online since 2004. The HITRAN compilation consists of several components that serve as input for radiative-transfer calculation codes: individual line parameters for the microwave through visible spectra of molecules in the gas phase; absorption cross-sections for molecules having dense spectral features, i.e., spectra in which the individual lines are not resolved; individual line parameters and absorption cross sections for bands in the ultra-violet; refractive indices of aerosols, tables and files of general properties associated with the database; and database management software. The line-by-line portion of the database contains spectroscopic parameters for forty-two molecules including many of their isotopologues.
Document ID
20090023607
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Rothman, Laurence S. (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Cambridge, MA, United States)
Gordon, Iouli E. (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Cambridge, MA, United States)
Barbe, Alain (Universite de Reims-Champagne-Ardenne Reims, France)
Benner, D. Chris (College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA, United States)
Bernath, Peter F. (York Univ. United Kingdom)
Birk, Manfred (Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt Wessling, Germany)
Boudon, V. (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Dijon, France)
Brown, Linda R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Campargue, Alain (Grenoble-1 Univ. Saint Martin d'Heres, France)
Champion, J.-P. (Bourgogne Univ. France)
Chance, Kelly V. (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Cambridge, MA, United States)
Coudert, L. H. (Paris Univ. Creteil, France)
Sung, K. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Toth, R. A. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 2009
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Volume: 110
Issue: 10-Sep
Subject Category
Geophysics
Report/Patent Number
LF99-8426
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 281945.02.42.01.28
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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