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Study of the Water Vapor Absorption Spectrum in the Visible Spectral Region from 19480 to 20500 cm−1


The vibrational-rotational absorption spectrum of water vapor was recorded and analyzed in the visible spectral region from 19480 to 20500 cm−1. The measurements were carried out using an IFS-125M Fourier spectrometer with a resolution of 0.05 cm−1 at a pressure of 26.3 mbar, a temperature of (24 ± 1)°C, and optical path 24 m. We used a multipass White cell with a base length of 60 cm. A light-emitting diode was used as a radiation source. The signal-to-noise ratio was about 20000. The list of more than 420 lines has been compiled as a result of the analysis the spectrum, which includes line centers, intensities, and quantum vibrational-rotational numbers. More than 220 vibrational-rotational energy levels of 21 upper vibrational states have been determined from the experimental data.

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Original Russian Text © L.N. Sinitsa, V.I. Serdyukov, E.R. Polovtseva, A.D. Bykov, A.P. Shcherbakov, 2018, published in Optika Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Sinitsa, L.N., Serdyukov, V.I., Polovtseva, E.R. et al. Study of the Water Vapor Absorption Spectrum in the Visible Spectral Region from 19480 to 20500 cm−1. Atmos Ocean Opt 31, 329–334 (2018).

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  • Fourier-transform spectroscopy
  • absorption of water vapor
  • visible spectral region
  • spectral line parameters
  • energy levels