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Absorption cross-sections in HITRAN2016 database: extensive update in the infrared for climate, environment, and atmospheric applications

Kochanov, Roman and Gordon, I.E. and Rothman, L.S. and Shine, K.P. and Sharpe, Steven and Johnson, T.J. and Wallington, T. and Harrison, J.J. and Bernath, P. F. and Birk, Manfred and Wagner, Georg and Le Bris, K. and Bravo, I. and Hill, C. (2019) Absorption cross-sections in HITRAN2016 database: extensive update in the infrared for climate, environment, and atmospheric applications. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 230, pp. 172-221. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.04.001 ISSN 0022-4073

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Abstract

Accounting for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is crucial for many applications, including, for example, climate change monitoring, tracking of pollution and biomass burning, and atmospheric remote sensing. For many such molecules, the line-by-line spectroscopic data are still either unavailable, or incomplete. The spectroscopic databases, however, often give the wavenumber-dependent absorption cross-sections for each temperature and pressure set. In this paper we give a detailed overview for the current state of the HITRAN2016 infrared absorption cross-section part. The updated cross-sections include data for around 320 compounds, with more than 260 compounds being included in the database for the first time. These cross-sections come from high-resolution laboratory observations, predominantly from Fourier transform spectrometers. The update largely relies on spectra from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory quantitative spectroscopic database and the Hodnebrog et al. (Rev Geophys 2013) compilation, but also on other recently published data. We give a description for the most atmospherically important compounds arranged by chemical categories, and validate the existing data sources for many of them. We also describe the HITRAN infrastructure which gives access to the data for all molecules from HITRAN, and discuss the best practices of searching the data. This update increases the amount of molecules in the HITRAN database almost six-fold compared to the previous edition, HITRAN2012; it is available via the HITRANonline website (www.hitran.org) and HITRAN Application Programming Interface (HAPI).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/120863/
Document Type:Article
Title:Absorption cross-sections in HITRAN2016 database: extensive update in the infrared for climate, environment, and atmospheric applications
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kochanov, RomanTomsk State University, Laboratory of Quantum Mechanics of Molecules and Radiative Processes, Tomsk, RussiaUNSPECIFIED
Gordon, I.E.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsUNSPECIFIED
Rothman, L.S.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics Division, Cambridge, MA 02138, USAUNSPECIFIED
Shine, K.P.Univ. of Reading, Reading, UKUNSPECIFIED
Sharpe, StevenBattelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland WA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Johnson, T.J.Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland WA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Wallington, T.Ford Motor Company, Research & Advanced Engineering, Dearborn MI, USAUNSPECIFIED
Harrison, J.J.Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester, UKUNSPECIFIED
Bernath, P. F.Old Dominion Uni. Norfolk, Vir. USAUNSPECIFIED
Birk, ManfredManfred.Birk (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wagner, Georggeorg.wagner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Le Bris, K.St. Francis Xavier University, Department of Physics, Antigonish, NS, CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Bravo, I.University of Castilla-La Mancha, Faculty of Pharmacy of Albacete, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Hill, C.International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, AustriaUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:230
DOI :10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.04.001
Page Range:pp. 172-221
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0022-4073
Status:Published
Keywords:HITRAN, spectroscopic database, absorption cross sections, infrared
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):Vorhaben Spectroscopic Methods in Remote Sensing
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Experimental Methods
Deposited By: Birk, Manfred
Deposited On:21 Nov 2019 09:40
Last Modified:26 Nov 2019 18:16

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