Document Type

Article

Department/Program

Physics

Journal Title

Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy

Pub Date

2016

Volume

326

First Page

21

Abstract

This study reports the results from analyzing a number of high resolution, high signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) spectra in the 2.06-mu m spectral region for pure CO2 and mixtures of CO2 in dry air. A multispectrum non-linear least squares curve fitting technique has been used to retrieve the various spectral line parameters. The dataset includes 27 spectra: ten pure CO2, two 99% C-13-enriched CO2 and fifteen spectra of mixtures of C-12-enriched CO2 in dry air. The spectra were recorded at various gas sample temperatures between 170 and 297 K. The absorption path lengths range from 0.347 to 49 m. The sample pressures for the pure CO2 spectra varied from 1.1 to 594 Torr; for the two (CO2)-C-13 spectra the pressures were similar to 10 and 146 Torr. For the air-broadened spectra, the pressures of the gas mixtures varied between 200 and 711 Torr with CO2 volume mixing ratios ranging from 0.014% to 0.203%. The multispectrum fitting technique was applied to fit simultaneously all these spectra to retrieve consistent set of line positions, intensities, and line shape parameters including their temperature dependences; for this, the Voigt line shape was modified to include line mixing (via the relaxation matrix formalism) and quadratic speed dependence. The new results are compared to select published values, including recent ab initio calculations. These results are required to retrieve the column averaged dry air mole fraction (X-co2) from space-based observations, such as the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite mission that NASA launched in July 2014. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI

10.1016/j.jms.2016.02.012

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