Zeeman effect splitting coefficients for ClO, OH and NO in some Earth atmosphere applications
Journal article, 2020

We present detailed tabulated Zeeman effect splitting coefficients for ground-state ClO, OH and NO for F ≤ 10. These species are, together with molecular oxygen, common Zeeman-affected molecules in Earth’s atmosphere. The Zeeman effect is shown to be important mostly for OH. In proposed satellite observations of mesospheric OH, a circular polarization signal of close to 3 K can be expected. ClO and NO both show more than 1% circular polarization signal.


Richard Larsson

Max Planck Society

Max Planck Inst Sonnensyst Forsch

Boy Lankhaar

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasmaphysics, Galactic Astrophysics

Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer

0022-4073 (ISSN)

Vol. 250 107050

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Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics


Basic sciences



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