Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2159–2171, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2159-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2159–2171, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2159-2018

Research article 16 Apr 2018

Research article | 16 Apr 2018

The water vapour self-continuum absorption in the infrared atmospheric windows: new laser measurements near 3.3 and 2.0 µm

Loic Lechevallier et al.

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The amplitude, the temperature dependence, and the physical origin of the water vapour absorption continuum are a long standing issue in molecular spectroscopy with a direct impact in atmospheric and planetary sciences. Using highly sensitive laser spectrometers, the water self continuum has been determined with unprecedented sensitivity in infrared atmospheric transparency windows.