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A Common Misunderstanding about the Voigt Line Profile

Huang, Xianglei and Yung, Yuk Ling (2004) A Common Misunderstanding about the Voigt Line Profile. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 61 (13). pp. 1630-1632. ISSN 0022-4928.

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In this short note, a misinterpretation of the Voigt line profile is pointed out, which is in several popular textbooks of atmospheric physics. The correct interpretation is given based on mathematical and physical arguments, as well as numerical verification.

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Additional Information:© 2004 American Meteorological Society. Manuscript received 25 May 2003, in final form 25 December 2003
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