New cross sections, indices of refraction, and reflectance spectra of atmospheric interest
2006-06-28T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
A brief review is presented of the indices of refraction and cross sections that are on the HITRAN 2004 compilation. New measurements of therefractive indices of ternary (H2O/H2SO4/HNO3) droplets by Myhre [2003,2005] and the indices of supercooled water by Wagner  are presented and compared toprevious data. New infrared cross sections of species of atmospheric interest (e.g., the measurements of HFC-125 and HFC-143a of Lonardo and Masciarelli ) are also discussed. We finally propose to link to the “other listings” portion of the HITRAN web site several established reflectance data bases, since many current and futureremote sensing experiments are influenced by groundemission and reflectance contributions.