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AIR-BROADENED AND NITROGEN-BROADENED WIDTH COEFFICIENTS AND PRESSURE SHIFTS IN THE $\nu_{4}$ AND $\nu_{2}$ BANDS OF $^{12}CH_{4}$.

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dc.creator Rinsland, C. P. en_US
dc.creator Devi, V. Malathy en_US
dc.creator Smith, M. A. H. en_US
dc.creator Benner, D. Chris en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-15T18:06:04Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-15T18:06:04Z
dc.date.issued 1987 en_US
dc.identifier 1987-WG-4 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/17415
dc.description Author Institution: Atmospheric Sciences Division, Mail Stop 401A, NASA Langley Research Center; Physics Department, College of William and Mary en_US
dc.description.abstract Air-broadened and $N_{2}$-broadened width coefficients and pressure shifts of transitions in the $\nu_{4}$ and $\nu_{2}$ baneds of $^{12}CH_{4}$ have been measured from room temperature $0.01 cm^{-1}$ resolution absorption spectra recorded at a signal-to-rms noise of -500 with the Fourier transform spectrometer in the McMath telescope of the National Solar Observatory. Total pressures of up to 550 Torr were employed with absorption paths of 5 to 150 cm and a $CH_{4}$ volume mixing ratio of 2.5=% or less. A nonlinear least-squares spectral fitting techinque has been utilized to retrieve the positions, intensities, and the halfwidths of several hundred spectral lines from each of the 22 measured spectra. Unshifted line positions were determined from additional FTS spectra of pure $CH_{4}$ at low pressure, and all spectra were calibrated using well-determined $H_{2}O$ standards near $7 \mu m$. The measured positions and widths from the various spectra have been combined to determine the broadening coefficients $(cm^{-1} atm^{-1})$ and pressure shifts $(cm^{-1}$) and their uncertainties. Lines up to $J^{\prime\prime} = 18$ have been analyzed. The experimentally determined halfwidths and pressure shifts will be presented and compared with previously published measurements and calculations. en_US
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dc.title AIR-BROADENED AND NITROGEN-BROADENED WIDTH COEFFICIENTS AND PRESSURE SHIFTS IN THE $\nu_{4}$ AND $\nu_{2}$ BANDS OF $^{12}CH_{4}$. en_US
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