The status of laboratory spectroscopic data for exoplanet characterisation missions such as EChO is reviewed. For many molecules (eg H2O, CO, CO2, H3+, O2, O3) the data are already available.
For the other species work is actively in progress constructing this data. Much of the is work is being undertaken by ExoMol project (www.exomol.com). This information will be used to construct and EChO-specific spectroscopic database.
Jonathan Tennyson, Sergei N. Yurchenko (Submitted on 17 Jan 2014)
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as: arXiv:1401.4212 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1401.4212v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
From: Sergei Yurchenko N [view email] [v1] Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:40:19 GMT (352kb)
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