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HITRAN molecular database: enhancements for remote sensing
Author(s): Laurence S. Rothman
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Paper Abstract

A new edition of the spectroscopic molecular database, HITRAN, became available in March 1992. This current edition contains over 70 Megabytes of high-resolution data for transitions of 31 species and their atmospherically-significant isotopic variants. In addition, there is a file of cross-sections for molecular species with densely packed spectra, such as the cholorofluorocarbons, with bands at several representative temperatures that can be used for atmospheric retrievals with some transmission and radiation codes such as FASCODE3P. HITRAN is now available on alternative media: floppy diskettes and optical CD-ROM. Unlike the mainframe-standby (nine-track magnetic tape), these media permit rapid access and new user features. This presentation summarizes some of the major updates, improvements, modifications, and future directions to HITRAN as well as the new workstation-oriented media options.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1968, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154874
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Laurence S. Rothman, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1968:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II
Anton Kohnle; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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