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.
Vázquez-Martín, S., Martín-Torres, J., & Zorzano, M-P. (2016). Middle atmosphere OH NLTE model and spectroscopy sensitivity study. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 18, [EPSC2016-2996]. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016EGUGA..18.2996V