Spectroscopic Implications of Stratospheric CIO

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  • 1 Center for Research in Experimental Space Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Abstract

The lack of firm data on many of the spectroscopic properties of CIO which have potential stratospheric diagnostic applications are emphasized. A characteristic vibration-rotation spectrum of C1O is described. Morse Franck-Condon factors and r-centroids are displayed for the A2II-X2II electronic band system. Quantitative estimates are made of absorption cross sections of certain bands, particularly for those of the v11=0 progression which lie beyond the ozone cutoof and thus are in principle observable from the ground and from space platforms.

Abstract

The lack of firm data on many of the spectroscopic properties of CIO which have potential stratospheric diagnostic applications are emphasized. A characteristic vibration-rotation spectrum of C1O is described. Morse Franck-Condon factors and r-centroids are displayed for the A2II-X2II electronic band system. Quantitative estimates are made of absorption cross sections of certain bands, particularly for those of the v11=0 progression which lie beyond the ozone cutoof and thus are in principle observable from the ground and from space platforms.

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