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9 11 Self- and air-broadened line shape parameters in the ν2 + ν3 13 band of...

Devi, V. M., D. C. Benner, M. A. H. Smith, A. W. Mantz, K. Sung, T. J. Crawford, and A. Predoi-Cross (2015), 9 11 Self- and air-broadened line shape parameters in the ν2 + ν3 13 band of 12CH4: 4500–4630 cm -1, Self- and air-broadened line shape parameters in the ν2 + ν3 band of, 12CH4, 4500-4630, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2014.11.011.

Accurate knowledge of spectral line shape parameters is important for infrared transmission and radiance calculations in the terrestrial atmosphere. In this paper, we report the self- and air-broadened Lorentz half widths, pressure-induced shifts and line mixing coefficients (via off-diagonal relaxation matrix elements) along with their temperature dependences for methane ν2 + ν3 absorption lines in the 4500–4630 cm-1 region of the Octad. For this, we recorded 14 high-resolution, high signal to noise ratio (S/N) spectra of high-purity (99.95% 12C-enriched) samples of pure methane and its dilute mixtures in dry air between 298 K and 148 K. A Bruker IFS 125HR Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, was used to obtain the experimental data. The absorption cell used for this study was a specially built 20.38 cm long coolable cell installed in its sample compartment. The sample pressures for the pure 12CH4 spectra were 4.5-385 Torr; for the air-broadened spectra the total pressures ranged between 113 and 300 Torr with the methane volume mixing ratios between 0.04 and 0.097. All 14 spectra were fitted simultaneously using an interactive multispectrum nonlinear least-squares curve fitting technique. The results are compared to values reported in the literature.

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