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Absolute intensities of water vapor lines in the near-ultraviolet and visible regions
Author(s): Pierre-Francois Coheur; Sophie Fally; Ann Carine Vandaele; Christian Hermans; Alain Jenouvrier; Michel R. Carleer; Marie-France Merienne; Cathy Clerbaux; Reginald Colin
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Paper Abstract

This work reports on the analysis of the near-UV and visible absorption spectrum of water vapor. Obtained by combining a high- resolution FT spectrometer and a long path White multiple- reflection cell. A large number of water vapor lines belonging to highly excited vibrational levels are identified. Most of these lines have not been observed previously and do not appear in the spectroscopic databases HITRAN and GEISA, widely used for atmospheric calculations. All identified lines are fitted with a Voigt profile using the WSPECTRA program and their cross section and self-broadening parameters at 291 K are determined. A particular attention is give to the integrate cross section over the total spectral range investigated, in order to estimate the contribution of the weak UV-visible water vapor absorption lines to the earth's radiation balance. Preliminary measurements of cross section in the 20000-16000 cm-1 spectral range are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4168, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere V, (31 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.413853
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Pierre-Francois Coheur, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Sophie Fally, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Ann Carine Vandaele, Institut d'Aeronomie Spatiale de Belgique (Belgium)
Christian Hermans, Institut d'Aeronomie Spatiale de Belgique (Belgium)
Alain Jenouvrier, Univ. de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France)
Michel R. Carleer, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Marie-France Merienne, Univ. de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France)
Cathy Clerbaux, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (France)
Reginald Colin, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4168:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere V
Jaqueline E. Russell; Klaus Schaefer; Olga Lado-Bordowsky, Editor(s)

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