Accession Number : ADA335509

Title :   HAWKS (HITRAN Atmospheric Work Station)

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 91-Jun 95

Corporate Author : ONTAR CORP NORTH ANDOVER MA

PDF Url : ADA335509

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 338

Abstract : The HITRAN database has been recognized for over 20 years as the international standard compilation of spectroscopic parameters for atmospheric gases. A comprehensive spectroscopic database of molecular parameters is required by all programs attempting to make line-by-line simulations. The next HITRAN release will be made under the HAWKS (HITRAN Atmospheric Work Station) umbrella. This new approach comes about because of the expanded nature of the current database. It will include an updated version of the traditional HITRAN compilation of spectral parameters for atmospheric gases. However, also included will be supplemental databases, greatly expanded cross-section databases, UV (both line-by-line, and cross-sections), aerosol indices of refraction, and the aforementioned HITEMP. The 'old faithful' SELECT FOR FORTRAN source code is being superseded by DOS/WINDOWS and UNIX-based executable code for data handling. The makeover of HITRAN, represented by HAWKS, is a significant enhancement designed to meet the changing needs of the user community.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, *ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, DATA BASES, DATA PROCESSING, AEROSOLS, SPECTROSCOPY, PARAMETERS, FORTRAN, CROSS SECTIONS, REFRACTION, MOLECULAR PROPERTIES, ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE