New and improved infrared absorption cross sections for trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11)

Harrison, Jeremy J.

Trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11), a widely used refrigerant throughout much of the twentieth century and a very potent (stratospheric) ozone-depleting substance (ODS), is now banned under the Montreal Protocol. With a long atmospheric lifetime, it will only slowly degrade in the atmosphere, so monitoring its vertical concentration profile using infrared-sounding instruments, and thereby validating stratospheric loss rates in atmospheric models, is of great importance; this in turn requires high-quality laboratory spectroscopic data.

This work describes new high-resolution infrared absorption cross sections of trichlorofluoromethane/dry synthetic air over the spectral range 710–1290 cminline-formula−1, determined from spectra recorded using a high-resolution Fourier transform spectrometer (Bruker IFS 125HR) and a 26 cm pathlength cell. Spectra were recorded at resolutions between 0.01 and 0.03 cminline-formula−1 (calculated as 0.9/MOPD; MOPD: maximum optical path difference) over a range of temperatures and pressures (7.5–760 Torr and 192–293 K) appropriate for atmospheric conditions. This new cross-section dataset improves upon the one currently available in the HITRAN (HIgh-resolution TRANsmission) and GEISA (Gestion et Étude des Informations Spectroscopiques Atmosphériques) databases through an extension to the range of pressures and temperatures, improved signal-to-noise and wavenumber calibrations, the lack of channel fringing, the better consistency in integrated band intensities, and additionally the coverage of the weak combination band inline-formulaν2+ν5.

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Harrison, Jeremy J.: New and improved infrared absorption cross sections for trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11). 2018. Copernicus Publications.

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