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Title: The HITRAN2016 Molecular Spectroscopic Database

This article describes the contents of the 2016 edition of the HITRAN molecular spectroscopic compilation. The new edition replaces the previous HITRAN edition of 2012 and its updates during the intervening years. The HITRAN molecular absorption compilation is composed of five major components: the traditional line-by-line spectroscopic parameters required for high-resolution radiative-transfer codes, infrared absorption cross-sections for molecules not yet amenable to representation in a line-by-line form, collision-induced absorption data, aerosol indices of refraction, and general tables such as partition sums that apply globally to the data. The new HITRAN is greatly extended in terms of accuracy, spectral coverage, additional absorption phenomena, added line-shape formalisms, and validity. Moreover, molecules, isotopologues, and perturbing gases have been added that address the issues of atmospheres beyond the Earth. Of considerable note, experimental IR cross-sections for almost 300 additional molecules important in different areas of atmospheric science have been added to the database. The compilation can be accessed through www.hitran.org. Most of the HITRAN data have now been cast into an underlying relational database structure that offers many advantages over the long-standing sequential text-based structure. The new structure empowers the user in many ways. It enables the incorporation of an extended set of fundamentalmore » parameters per transition, sophisticated line-shape formalisms, easy user-defined output formats, and very convenient searching, filtering, and plotting of data. Finally, a powerful application programming interface making use of structured query language (SQL) features for higher-level applications of HITRAN is also provided.« less
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  1. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA (United States). Atomic and Molecular Physics Division
  2. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA (United States). Atomic and Molecular Physics Division; Univ. College London, Bloomsbury (United Kingdom). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  3. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA (United States). Atomic and Molecular Physics Division; Tomsk State Univ., Tomsk (Russia). Lab. of Quantum Mechanics of Molecules and Radiative Processes
  4. Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
  5. German Aerospace Center (DLR), Wessling (Germany). Inst. for Remote Sensing Technology
  6. Univ. of Burgundy, Dijon (France). Lab. Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB)
  7. Univ. of Grenoble (France)
  8. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States). Jet Propulsion Lab.
  9. Univ. Paris-Est (UPE). Lab. Interuniversitaire des Systemes Atmospheriques
  10. Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA (United States). Dept. of Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  11. National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD (United States)
  12. Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France)
  13. Inst. of Atmospheric Optics, Tomsk (Russia). Lab. of Theoretical Spectroscopy
  14. Ecole Polytechnique and Univ. of Paris-Saclay, Palaiseau (France). Lab. de Meteorologie Dynamique - Inst. Pierre Simon Laplace
  15. Univ. of Reading, Reading (United Kingdom). Dept. of Meteorology
  16. NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA (United States)
  17. Univ. College London, Bloomsbury (United Kingdom). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  18. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), La Canada Flintridge, CA (United States). Jet Propulsion Lab.
  19. Univ. de Reims (France)
  20. MTA-ELTE Complex Chemical Systems Research Group, Budapest (Hungary); Eotvos Lorand Univ., Budapest (Hungary). Inst. of Chemistry
  21. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States). Dept. of Physics
  22. MTA-ELTE Complex Chemical Systems Research Group, Budapest (Hungary)
  23. Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom). National Centre for Earth Observation; Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom). Leicester Inst. for Space and Earth Observation
  24. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  25. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA (United States). Atomic and Molecular Physics Division; Radboud Univ., Nijmegen (Netherlands). Inst. for Molecules and Materials
  26. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA (United States). Atomic and Molecular Physics Division; Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation). Inst. of Applied Physic
  27. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States). Lab. for Atmospheric and Space Physics
  28. Univ. of Calgary, AB (Canada). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  29. Univ. of Cologne (Germany). I. Physikalisches Inst.
  30. Univ. College London, Bloomsbury (United Kingdom). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation). Inst. of Applied Physic
  31. Univ. Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels (Belgium). Dept. of Quantum and Photophysical Chemistry
  32. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA (United States); German Aerospace Center (DLR), Wessling (Germany). Inst. for Remote Sensing Technology
  33. Nicolaus Copernicus Univ., Torun (Poland). Inst. of Physics
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-124224
Journal ID: ISSN 0022-4073; PII: S0022407317301073
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830; NNX14AI55G; NNX13AI59G; NNX16AG51G
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 203; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-4073
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; HITRAN; Spectroscopic database; Molecular spectroscopy; Molecular absorption; Spectroscopic line parameters; Absorption cross-sections; Collision-induced Absorption; Aerosols
OSTI Identifier:
1368409