WATER ON THE SUN
Creators:Bernath, P. F.
Hinkle, Kenneth H.
Zhang, K. Q.
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Publisher:Ohio State University
High resolution infrared spectra of sunspot umbrae have been recorded with the 1-m Fourier transform spectrometer on Kitt Peak. The spectra contain a very large number of water absorption features originating on the sun. These lines have been assigned to the pure rotation and the vibration-rotation transitions of hot water by comparison with high temperature laboratory emission spectra.
Author Institution: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA N2L 3G1; National Optical Astronomy Observatories, PO Box 26732, Tucson, AZ 85726, USA.; National Optical Astronomy Observatories, PO Box 26732, Tucson, AZ 85726, USA.
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