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MSF Fourier Transform spectrometers data at the STFC MSF for the CWVC-HITRAN campaign

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2004-06-29
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-16
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 3 Files | 5MB


The aim of HITRAN (high-resolution transmission molecular absorption database) was to characterise the amount and wavelength-dependence of absorption by water vapour and other atmospheric species. It was part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded Clouds, Water Vapour and Climate (CWVC) program. The dataset contains spectral line parameters derived from laboratory measurements on pure water vapour, and mixtures of water vapour and air. The measurements were made at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Molecular Spectroscopy Facility, and the line fitting was carried out by the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. The spectral line parameters are displayed in HITRAN format. Water vapour lines were fitted to the laboratory data in the spectral range 5037 to 5585 cm-1. These data are public.

Citable as:  Molecular Spectroscopy Facility; Palmer, S.; Bower, K.N.; Smith, K. (2007): MSF Fourier Transform spectrometers data at the STFC MSF for the CWVC-HITRAN campaign. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined


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Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data files supplied as is by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Molecular Spectroscopy Facility (MSF) in 2004, and stored in the BADC archive.

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For quality details please see documentation.
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Availability of data and file format

Data are stored in the BADC CWVC HITRAN project data archive.

The data are in hitran format.

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Output Description


  • long_name: Absorption
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Absorption
  • names:, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Absorption
  • long_name: Atmospheric Radiation
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Atmospheric Radiation
  • names: Atmospheric Radiation,

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