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Title: Infrared absorption cross-sections in HITRAN2016 and beyond: Expansion for climate, environment, and atmospheric applications

Abstract

Accounting for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is crucial for many atmospheric 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. Other 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 of the current state of the HITRAN2016 infrared absorption cross-section subset of data. The updated cross-sections include data for approximately 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 several of these. 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 increasesmore » the number of molecules in the HITRAN database almost six-fold as compared to the previous edition, HITRAN2012; it is available via the HITRANonline website (www.hitran.org) and HITRAN Application Programming Interface (HAPI).« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [9];  [10];  [11];  [12]
  1. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics Division, Cambridge, MA
  2. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics Division, Cambridge MA
  3. University of Reading
  4. BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)
  5. Ford Motor Company, Dearborn MA
  6. University of Leicester
  7. Old Dominion University
  8. DLR, Institute for Remote Sensing Technology
  9. DLR, Institute for Remote Sensing Technology, Wessling, Germany
  10. St. Francis Xavier University
  11. University of Castilla-La Mancha
  12. IAEA Vienna
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1532358
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-136605
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 230
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Kochanov, Roman V., Gordon, Iouli E., Rothman, Laurence S., Shine, K P., Shine, K P., Sharpe, Steven W., Johnson, Timothy J., Wallington, Timothy, Harrison, Jeremy J., Bernath, Peter F., Birk, M, Wagner, G, Le Bris, Karine, Bravo, Ivan, and Hill, Christian. Infrared absorption cross-sections in HITRAN2016 and beyond: Expansion for climate, environment, and atmospheric applications. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/J.JQSRT.2019.04.001.
Kochanov, Roman V., Gordon, Iouli E., Rothman, Laurence S., Shine, K P., Shine, K P., Sharpe, Steven W., Johnson, Timothy J., Wallington, Timothy, Harrison, Jeremy J., Bernath, Peter F., Birk, M, Wagner, G, Le Bris, Karine, Bravo, Ivan, & Hill, Christian. Infrared absorption cross-sections in HITRAN2016 and beyond: Expansion for climate, environment, and atmospheric applications. United States. doi:10.1016/J.JQSRT.2019.04.001.
Kochanov, Roman V., Gordon, Iouli E., Rothman, Laurence S., Shine, K P., Shine, K P., Sharpe, Steven W., Johnson, Timothy J., Wallington, Timothy, Harrison, Jeremy J., Bernath, Peter F., Birk, M, Wagner, G, Le Bris, Karine, Bravo, Ivan, and Hill, Christian. Sat . "Infrared absorption cross-sections in HITRAN2016 and beyond: Expansion for climate, environment, and atmospheric applications". United States. doi:10.1016/J.JQSRT.2019.04.001.
@article{osti_1532358,
title = {Infrared absorption cross-sections in HITRAN2016 and beyond: Expansion for climate, environment, and atmospheric applications},
author = {Kochanov, Roman V. and Gordon, Iouli E. and Rothman, Laurence S. and Shine, K P. and Shine, K P. and Sharpe, Steven W. and Johnson, Timothy J. and Wallington, Timothy and Harrison, Jeremy J. and Bernath, Peter F. and Birk, M and Wagner, G and Le Bris, Karine and Bravo, Ivan and Hill, Christian},
abstractNote = {Accounting for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is crucial for many atmospheric 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. Other 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 of the current state of the HITRAN2016 infrared absorption cross-section subset of data. The updated cross-sections include data for approximately 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 several of these. 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 number of molecules in the HITRAN database almost six-fold as compared to the previous edition, HITRAN2012; it is available via the HITRANonline website (www.hitran.org) and HITRAN Application Programming Interface (HAPI).},
doi = {10.1016/J.JQSRT.2019.04.001},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
number = ,
volume = 230,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}