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Mid-infrared absorption cross sections for acetone (propanone)

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JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
DatePublished - Feb 2011
Issue number3
Volume112
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)457-464
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Infrared absorption cross sections for acetone (propanone) have been determined in the 830-1950 cm(-1) spectral region from spectra recorded using a high-resolution FUR spectrometer (Bruker IFS 125HR) and a multipass cell with a maximum optical path length of 19.3 m. The spectra of mixtures of acetone with dry synthetic air were recorded at 0.015 cm(-1) resolution (calculated as 0.9/MOPD using the Bruker definition of resolution) at a number of temperatures between 194 and 251 K and pressures appropriate for atmospheric conditions. Intensities were calibrated using three acetone spectra (recorded at 278, 293 and 323 K) taken from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) IR database. The new absorption cross sections have been combined with previous high spectral resolution results to create a more complete set of acetone absorption cross sections appropriate for atmospheric remote sensing. These cross sections will provide an accurate basis for upper tropospheric/lower stratospheric retrievals of acetone in the mid-infrared spectral region from ACE and MIPAS satellite data. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • Acetone, Propanone, High-resolution Fourier transform spectroscopy, Infrared absorption cross sections, Remote sensing, Atmospheric chemistry, TROPICAL RAIN-FOREST, UPPER TROPOSPHERE, LOWER STRATOSPHERE, HYDROGEN RADICALS, CARBON-MONOXIDE, OH, PHOTOCHEMISTRY, HYDROCARBONS, METHANOL, MONOTERPENES

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