The HITRAN database is a compilation of molecular spectroscopic parameters that is used by various computer codes to predict and simulate the transmission and emission of light in terrestrial and planetary atmospheres. The HITRAN compilation is composed of five major components: the line-by-line spectroscopic parameters required for high-resolution radiative-transfer codes, experimental infrared absorption cross-sections (for molecules where it is not yet feasible for representation in a line-by-line form), collision-induced absorption data, aerosol indices of refraction, and general tables (including partition sums) that apply globally to the data. This paper describes the contents of the 2020 quadrennial edition of HITRAN, which included contributions from AER Principal Scientist Eli Mlawer. The HITRAN2020 edition takes advantage of recent experimental and theoretical data that were meticulously validated, in particular, against laboratory and atmospheric spectra. The new edition replaces the previous HITRAN edition of 2016 (including its updates during the intervening years).
Citation: The HITRAN2020 Molecular Spectroscopic Database
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