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Comments on “A Common Misunderstanding about the Voigt Line Profile”

Schreier, Franz (2009) Comments on “A Common Misunderstanding about the Voigt Line Profile”. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 66 (6), pp. 1860-1864. DOI: 10.1175/2009JAS2906.1.

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Abstract

In a recent paper, it was argued that some of the illustrations in popular textbooks comparing the Lorentz and Gaussian profiles with the "‘corresponding’’ Voigt profile are incorrect. These ‘‘misunderstandings’’ are shown to be a result of ambiguous specifications of the Voigt profile (i.e., there is no unique corresponding Voigt profile). Additionally, some comments on half-widths, numerics, and visualization are given.

Document Type:Article
Title:Comments on “A Common Misunderstanding about the Voigt Line Profile”
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Schreier, Franzfranz.schreier@dlr.de
Date:2009
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Refereed publication:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:66
DOI:10.1175/2009JAS2906.1
Page Range:pp. 1860-1864
Status:Published
Keywords:Voigt profile, Lorentz profile, Gauss profile, line broadening functions, Voigt function, Complex error function
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Entwicklung von Atmosphärenprozessoren (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Atmospheric Processors
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Franz Schreier
Deposited On:03 Mar 2009
Last Modified:26 Mar 2013 13:10

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