In database:
0-10000 cm-1
0-260 nm
848-920 nm
Methane (CH4)
16.0426 g/mole
Freezing point: -182.5 C
Boiling point: -161.5 C
HITRAN number: 6

Infrared cross-sections from PNNL
FTIR infrared cross-sections from 600 to 6500 cm-1
Data available at 5 C, 25 C, and 50 C
Spectra is composite of on the order of 10 different pressures,backfilled with nitrogen to 760 T.
Images of PNNL data in cm2/molecule vs. wavenumbers
Images of PNNL data in cm2/molecule vs. microns

Line list from HITRAN 2004
Data from 0 to 9200 cm-1.
Images of HITRAN 2004 data in cm/molecule vs. wavenumbers
Images of HITRAN 2004 data in cm/molecule vs. microns

Line list from HITRAN 2000
Data from 0 to 6184 cm-1.
Images of HITRAN 2000 data in cm/molecule vs. wavenumbers

Beta line list from NIR
Data from 0 to 10000 cm-1.
Images of NIR data in cm/molecule vs. wavenumbers

Comparison of strong bands from different data sets
Comparison images

Visible Cross-sections
Cross sections from Absorption Spectra and Absorption Coefficients for Methane in the 750-940 nm Region Obtained by Intracavity Laser Spectroscopy; J.J. O'Brien and H. Cao; JQSRT 75:323-350 (2002).
Figures showing data from 750 to 940 nm.
Image of data replotted, 850-920 nm.

UV Cross-sections
Please see The MPI-Mainz UV/VIS Spectral Atlas

Additional References
Calculated k Distribution Coefficients for Hydrogen- and Self-Broadened Methane in the Range 2000-9500 cm-1 from Exponential Sum Fitting to Band-Modelled Spectra; P.G.J. Irwin, S.B. Calcutt, F.W. Taylor, and A.L. Weir; J.Geophys.Research 101:26,137-26,154 (1996).

Notes
ch4
v1 symmetric stretch (a1) 2917 cm-1
v2 Deformation (e) 1534 cm-1 (doubly degenerate)
v3 stretch (f2) 3019 cm-1 (triply degenerate)
v4 Deformation (f2) 1306 cm-1 (triply degenerate)




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