The AER Line File starts with HITRAN parameters, then modifies them with observed parameters (e.g., through radiation closure studies). It is publicly available on on Zenodo. This repository does not contain this database, because it is a very large set of files. Rather, we provide a simple script that leverages the Zenodo Python API to download the file. While the user is free to download the Line File on their own, this repository will also serve as reference, since it will contain documentation in this README and in the Wiki Pages.
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Cloning the Repository
Cloning of this repository can be done with a simple:
git clone email@example.com:AER-RC/AER_Line_File.git
The repository is downloaded into a subdirectory called
AER_Line_File in the working directory of the user.
Before running the download script, the user will need to install the Zenodo Python API, which can be done with:
pip install -r requirements.txt
Note that we install
v1.3.0 of the package, which was released in February 2020. The code in this repository is currently incompatible with
Downloading and Staging the Line File
Assuming the user has
AER_Line_File, they can download and untar the AER Line File package with:
Currently, the tarball is downloaded as
aer_v_3.8.1.tar.gz, extracted, then renamed
AER_Line_File. Under this directory is the familiar directory structure:
% ls AER_Line_File/ extra_brd_params RELEASE_NOTES_aer_linefile xs_files line_file spd_dep line_files_By_Molecule spectral_lines_for_MonoRTM
Users will likely want to use
AER_Line_File/line_file/aer_v_?.? with LNFL.