Middle atmosphere OH NLTE model and spectroscopy sensitivity study

Sandra Vázquez-Martín, Javier Martín-Torres, María-Paz Zorzano

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Abstract

In the middle atmosphere, the OH Meinel bands, which involve high-lying vibrational and rotational levels transitions, are in Non-Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium (NLTE) conditions. In this work we present a state-of-art NLTE model for the Meinel bands of OH including the most recent collisional rates and spectroscopic data, and we perform a sensitivity analysis of the spectroscopy uncertainties and their impact in the interpretation of atmospheric data. A comparison with previous modeling and data analysis shows that major efforts are needed in the understanding of the spectroscopy of OH.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberEPSC2016-2996
JournalGeophysical Research Abstracts
Volume18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016
EventEGU General Assembly 2016 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 17 Apr 201622 Apr 2016

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