L.S. Rothman, R.R. Gamache, R.H. Tipping, C.P. Rinsland, M.A.H. Smith, D.C. Benner, V.M. Devi, J.-M. Flaud, C. Camy- Peyret, A. Perrin, A. Goldman, S.T. Massie, L.R. Brown, R.A. Toth, "The HITRAN molecular database: Editions of 1991 and 1992," Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 48:469-507, 1992.

Laurence S. Rothman (Air Force Geophysics Directorate, Phillips Laboratory, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.): "Most molecules have strong absorption features in the infrared and microwave region of the spectrum. The HITRAN database is a compilation of fundamental parameters of molecular transitions that permit users to identify and make quantitative determinations of transmission and radiance through atmospheric, laboratory, or other gaseous environments. Advances in sensor technology, high-resolution spectrometers, and computer power have enabled excellent discrimination of background sources, such as smokestack effluents through long-path observations.

"More than 30 gases, including their principal isotopic variants, have been archived as a result of high-resolution experimental...

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