HITRAN publications

Each major release of HITRAN (roughly every 4 years) is accompanied by an article. The most recent are listed below.

HITRAN2016

The most recent HITRAN release.

I.E. Gordon, L.S. Rothman, C. Hill et al., "The HITRAN2016 Molecular Spectroscopic Database", J Quant Spectrosc Radiat Transfer (2017). [link to article] [PDF]

HITRAN2012

L. S. Rothman, I. E. Gordon, Y. Babikov et al., "The HITRAN 2012 Molecular Spectroscopic Database", Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 130, 4-50 (2013). [link to article] [ADS] [PDF]

HITRAN2008

L. S. Rothman, I. E. Gordon, A. Barbe et al., "The HITRAN 2008 Molecular Spectroscopic Database", Journal Of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 110, 533-572 (2009). [link to article] [ADS] [PDF]

HITRAN2004

This edition was the first to use the 160-character .par format for the line-transitions list.

L.S. Rothman, D. Jacquemart, A. Barbe et al., "The HITRAN 2004 molecular spectroscopic database", Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 96, 139-204 (2005). [link to article] [ADS] [PDF]

HITRAN2000

L.S. Rothman, A. Barbe, D.Chris Benner et al., "The HITRAN molecular spectroscopic database: Edition of 2000 including updates through 2001", Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 82, 5-44 (2003). [link to article] [ADS] [PDF]

HITRAN1996

L. S. Rothman, C. P. Rinsland, A. Goldman et al., "The HITRAN Molecular Spectroscopic Database and HAWKS (HITRAN Atmospheric Workstation): 1996 Edition", Journal Of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 60, 665-710 (1998). [link to article] [ADS] [PDF]

HITRAN1992

L. S. Rothman, R. H. Tipping, C. P. Rinsland et al., "The HITRAN Molecular Database: Editions of 1991 and 1992", Journal Of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 48, 469-507 (1992). [link to article] [ADS] [PDF]

HITRAN1986

This edition of HITRAN marked the first major expansion of the line-transition format.

L.S. Rothman, R.R. Gamache, A. Goldman et al., "The HITRAN database: 1986 edition", Applied Optics 26, 4058-4097 (1987). [link to article] [ADS] [PDF]

HITRAN1978

L. S. Rothman, "Update of the AFGL atmospheric absorption line parameters compilation", Applied Optics 17, 3517-3518 (1978). [link to article] [ADS] [PDF]

HITRAN1973

The original report for the first published database in 1973. It contains some useful information about the basic science of the original seven molecules in the database as well as the definition of vibrational notation.

R. A. McClatchey, W. S. Benedict, S. A. Clough et al., "AFCRL Atmospheric Absorption Line Parameters Compilation", AFCRL-TR-73-0096, Environmental Research Papers, No. 434, Optical Physics Laboratory, Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories (1973). [scanned PDF]