Articles | Volume 8, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3197–3207, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3197-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3197–3207, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3197-2015

Research article 12 Aug 2015

Research article | 12 Aug 2015

New and improved infrared absorption cross sections for dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC-12)

J. J. Harrison

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Using infrared sounders on satellite platforms to monitor concentrations of atmospheric CFC-12, a stratospheric-ozone-depleting molecule with a long lifetime, crucially requires accurate laboratory spectroscopic data. This work describes a new high-resolution infrared absorption cross-section data set for remote-sensing purposes; this dataset improves upon the one currently available in the HITRAN and GEISA databases.