The current edition of the HITRAN compilation employed a sophisticated algorithm for combining measurements available for the air-broadened half-widths of water-vapor absorption lines with theoretical values. Nevertheless, some of the values in the HITRAN database were found to be far from ideal, due to large dispersions that still exist in the experimental or theoretical methods. Therefore, new criteria were developed for introducing the best available air-broadened half-widths into HITRAN, based on physical principles and statistics. This update concerns the three most abundant isotopologues of water, with the values for (H2O)-O-17 and (H2O)-O-18 17 180 being the ones from analogous transitions of the principal isotopologues. The new parameters have been tested in different remote-sensing applications and improved constituent profiles were obtained. In total, air-broadened half-width values were updated for 11,787 transitions of water 16 170 vapor in the HITRAN database (6789 for (H2O)-O-16, 2906 for (H2O)-O-17,and 2092 for (H2O)-O-18). Some additional updates to the water-vapor line list are also presented. The resultant file (01_hit06.par) was uploaded to the HITRAN website (http:// www.cfa.harvard.edu/hitran/) in September 2006. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2007|
- DIODE-LASER MEASUREMENTS
- MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPIC DATABASE
- H2O LINES
- NU-2 BAND