Articles | Volume 6, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 5037–5048, 2006

Special issue: MIPAS (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmosphere Sounding):...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 5037–5048, 2006

  03 Nov 2006

03 Nov 2006

MIPAS database: Validation of HNO3 line parameters using MIPAS satellite measurements

J.-M. Flaud1, G. Brizzi2, M. Carlotti2, A. Perrin1, and M. Ridolfi2 J.-M. Flaud et al.
  • 1Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA), CNRS, Universités Paris 12&7, 61 avenue du Général de Gaulle, 94010 Créteil Cedex, France
  • 2Dipartimento di Chimica Fisica e Inorganica, Università di Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento, 4, 40136 Bologna, Italia

Abstract. Using new and accurate experimental results concerning the spectroscopic properties of the HNO3 molecule as well as improved theoretical methods it has been possible to generate an improved set of line parameters for this molecule in the spectral range covered by the MIPAS (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding) experiment. These line parameters, which have been validated using broadband atmospheric spectra recorded by MIPAS, have been included in the last version of the MIPAS spectroscopic database to be used for future processing of the MIPAS spectra.

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