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Effect of water vapour absorption on hydroxyl temperatures measured from Svalbard

Chadney, Joshua M., Whiter, Daniel K. and Lanchester, Betty S. (2017) Effect of water vapour absorption on hydroxyl temperatures measured from Svalbard Annales Geophysicae, 35, pp. 481-491. (doi:10.5194/angeo-35-481-2017).

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We model absorption by atmospheric water vapour of hydroxyl airglow emission using the HIgh-resolution TRANsmission molecular absorption database (HITRAN2012). Transmission coefficients are provided as a function of water vapour column density for the strongest OH Meinel emission lines in the (8–3), (5–1), (9–4), (8–4), and (6–2) vibrational bands. These coefficients are used to determine precise OH(8–3) rotational temperatures from spectra measured by the High Throughput Imaging Echelle Spectrograph (HiTIES), installed at the Kjell Henriksen Observatory (KHO), Svalbard. The method described in this paper also allows us to estimate atmospheric water vapour content using the HiTIES instrument.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 March 2017
Published date: 24 March 2017
Keywords: atmospheric composition and structure (airglow and aurora)
Organisations: Astronomy Group, Physics & Astronomy


Local EPrints ID: 407138
ISSN: 0992-7689
PURE UUID: 8328f265-64e3-481f-b2c6-4f12ec87fdfc
ORCID for Daniel K. Whiter: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 30 Mar 2017 01:07
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 13:54

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Author: Joshua M. Chadney
Author: Daniel K. Whiter ORCID iD
Author: Betty S. Lanchester

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