Collisional parameters of H2O lines: effect of temperature
Wagner, Georg and Birk, Manfred and Gamache, R.R. and Hartmann, J.-M. (2005) Collisional parameters of H2O lines: effect of temperature. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 92, .
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High resolution Fourier transform spectra of H2O-air mixtures have been measured at 296, 742, and 980 K for total pressures of 0.5 and 1.0 atm in the region of the Þ2 band. From these recordings, air-broadening coefficients have been determined for the doublet lines with Kc=J. From these data and previous experimental determinations, line-broadening parameters ×(T) are obtained at all three temperatures for the doublet lines from J=0 up to J=16. These values are then used to deduce the temperature dependence exponent n, such that . The values of n obtained using the two elevated temperatures are consistent and show that line widths decrease with T for small J values (n l +0.8), are almost temperature independent on T for Jl10, and increase with T for high J lines (n l -0.3 for Jl15). This original result, which confirms theoretical predictions made about fifteen years ago with a semi-classical approach [J Chem Phys 1987;86:144-56], is analyzed here using an improved version of the model. Comparisons between measured and computed widths show that calculations cannot reproduce correctly the experimental results at all temperatures simultaneously. This failure is attributed to the use of an inappropriate interaction potential and to the very strong dependence of the broadening ×(v) on the relative velocity v for high J lines. This strong variation of ×(v) raises the question, which is discussed, of what calculated quantity is to be compared with measured values (i.e. , (T), or some other more complex mean to account for the velocity averaging of the spectral profile itself?). Nevertheless, when the temperature exponent n is considered, satisfactory agreement between experiments and predictions is obtained, particularly when the averaging of widths over the relative velocity distribution is made.
|Title:||Collisional parameters of H2O lines: effect of temperature|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Keywords:||water vapor, infrared, pressure broadening, high temperature|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Space|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Remote Sensing Technology Institute|
|Deposited By:||Cornelia Roehl|
|Deposited On:||17 Feb 2006|
|Last Modified:||06 Jan 2010 22:41|
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