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7 July 1998 The HITRAN molecular spectroscopic database and HAWKS (HITRAN atmospheric workstation)
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Nineteen ninety-eight marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the first HITRAN database. HITRAN is recognized as the international standard of the fundamental spectroscopic parameters for diverse atmospheric and laboratory transmission and radiance calculations. There have been periodic editions of HITRAN over the past decades as the database has been expanded and improved with respect to the molecular species and spectral range covered, the number of parameters included, and the accuracy of this information. The 1996 edition not only includes the customary line-by-line transition parameters familiar to HITRAN users, but also cross-section data, aerosol indices of refraction, software to filter and manipulate the data, and documentation. This paper describes the data and features that have been added or replaced since the previous edition of HITRAN. We also cite instances of critical data that is forthcoming. A new release is planned for 1998.
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Laurence S. Rothman, Curtis P. Rinsland, Aaron Goldman, Steven T. Massie, David P. Edwards, Jean-Marie Flaud, Agnes Perrin, Claude Camy-Peyret, Victor Dana, Y.-Y. Mandin, John W. Schroeder, Robert R. Gamache, R. B. Wattson, Kouichi Yoshino, Kelly Van Chance, Kenneth W. Jucks, L. R. Brown, Vassilii Nemtchinov, and Prasad Varanasi "The HITRAN molecular spectroscopic database and HAWKS (HITRAN atmospheric workstation)", Proc. SPIE 3375, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation IV, (7 July 1998);

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