Astrophysics (index)

Water Lines

(spectral lines specific to water)

Water Lines (Spectral Lines) are sometimes from water Masers, from Absorption by gaseous or liquid water. Water produces many lines affecting significant bands of the spectrum, which is not unusual for compounds.

Water Absorption Lines are of interest when found in Extra Solar Planet Atmospheres. Water's presence in Earth's atmosphere significantly limits Microwave observations from the ground, motivating observations from space as well as from high, dry ground locations.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_absorption_by_water
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_maser
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Spectral Band

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