HITRAN - HITRAN (an acronym for High Resolution Transmission) is a compilation of spectroscopic parameters that a variety of computer codes use to predict and simulate the transmission and emission of light in the atmosphere. The original version was compiled by the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories (1960s). It is maintained and developed at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge MA, USA.
HITRAN is the worldwide standard for calculating or simulating atmospheric molecular transmission and radiance from the microwave through ultraviolet region of the spectrum. The current version contains 42 molecular species along with their most significant isotopologues. These data are archived as a multitude of high-resolution line transitions. There are in addition many molecular species collected as cross-section data. These latter include anthropogenic introduced constituents in the atmosphere such as the chlorofluorocarbons.
The HITRAN database can be downloaded in its entirety from an FTP site at the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. There is no charge for downloading the database, but access must be requested in advance by completing an online form. An online tool for browsing and plotting the data called HITRAN on the Web is also provided. This tool was developed by the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmosperic Optics.
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