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Software for Retrieving the Water Vapor Continuum Absorption from Experimental Data


The software was created to automatically retrieve the water vapor continuum absorption from experimental data. The program includes a baseline correction (if required), automatic correction of the experimental spectrum by frequency, automatic “spectroscopic” correction of the pressure measured, subtraction of spectral line local contributions, automatic selection of transparency microwindows most reliable for continuum retrieving, and, smoothing of the values obtained. The software is currently intended to be used for processing Fourier transform spectrometer FTS absorption spectra, but it can be adjusted for other experimental methods.

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Original Russian Text © T.E. Klimeshina, I.V. Ptashnik, 2018, published in Optika Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Klimeshina, T.E., Ptashnik, I.V. Software for Retrieving the Water Vapor Continuum Absorption from Experimental Data. Atmos Ocean Opt 31, 451–456 (2018).

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  • water vapor
  • continuum absorption
  • continuum retrieval
  • experimental data