Quantitative Rotational Spectroscopy for Atmospheric Research

  • Georges Wlodarczak
  • Jean-Marcel Colmont
  • Francois Rohart
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The paper presents some recent advances in rotational spectroscopy linked to atmospheric studies. The preparation of the recent space missions such as Odin or EOS-MLS has induced strong spectroscopic efforts to provide accurate line shape parameters that minimize the errors in the retrieval procedures. A critical evaluation of these parameters is needed. The main points related to line positions, line intensities, line broadenings and line shifts are discussed.


rotational spectroscopy line broadenings line shapes databases atmospheric species 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges Wlodarczak
    • 1
  • Jean-Marcel Colmont
    • 1
  • Francois Rohart
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules, UMR CNRS 8523Université des Sciences et Technologies de LilleVilleneuve d’AscqFrance

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