Atmospheric absorption in the O2 Schumann-Runge band spectral range and photodissociation rates in the stratosphere and mesophere
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A general analysis of the absorption of the Schumann-Runge bands of molecular oxygen has been made in order to compare the various experimental and theoretical results which have been obtained for an application to the O2 atmospheric absorption and its photodissociation in the mesosphere and stratosphere. The different values of the oscillator strengths deduced from the laboratory absorption spectra and of the predissociation linewidths used for the calculation of the absorption have been compared. Calculations based on a Voight profile of the O2 rotational lines have led to simple formulas for atmospheric applications taking into account that the total photodissociation rate in the stratosphere depends strongly on the absorption of solar radiation in the spectral range of the O2 Herzberg continuum. Specific examples are given.
CitationNicolet, M.; Peetermans, W. (1980). Atmospheric absorption in the O2 Schumann-Runge band spectral range and photodissociation rates in the stratosphere and mesophere. , Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 28, Issue 1, 85-103, DOI: 10.1016/0032-0633(80)90106-3.