BASECOL2023 scientific content

M. L. Dubernet, C. Boursier, O. Denis-Alpizar, Y. A. Ba, N. Moreau, C. M. Zwölf, M. A. Amor, D. Babikov, N. Balakrishnan, C. Balança, M. Ben Khalifa, A. Bergeat, C. T. Bop, L. Cabrera-González, C. Cárdenas, A. Chefai, P. J. Dagdigian, F. Dayou, S. Demes, B. DesrousseauxF. Dumouchel, A. Faure, R. C. Forrey, J. Franz, R. M. García-Vázquez, F. Gianturco, A. Godard Palluet, L. González-Sánchez, G. C. Groenenboom, P. Halvick, K. Hammami, F. Khadri, Y. Kalugina, I. Kleiner, J. Kłos, F. Lique, J. Loreau, B. Mandal, B. Mant, S. Marinakis, D. Ndaw, P. Pirlot Jankowiak, T. Price, E. Quintas-Sánchez, R. Ramachandran, E. Sahnoun, C. Santander, P. C. Stancil, T. Stoecklin, J. Tennyson, F. Tonolo, R. Urzúa-Leiva, B. Yang, E. Yurtsever, M. Zóltowski

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Context. The global context of making numerous data produced by researchers available requires collecting and organising the data, assigning meaningful metadata, and presenting the data in a meaningful and homogeneous way. The BASECOL database, which collects inelastic rate coefficients for application to the interstellar medium and to circumstellar and cometary atmospheres, meets those requirements. Aims. We aim to present the scientific content of the BASECOL2023 edition. Methods. While the previous versions relied on finding rate coefficients in the literature, the current version is populated with published results sent by the producers of data. The paper presents the database, the type of data that can be found, the type of metadata that are used, and the Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Centre (VAMDC) standards that are used for the metadata. Finally, we present the different datasets species by species. Results. As the BASECOL database, interconnected with the VAMDC e-infrastructure, uses the VAMDC standards, the collisional data can be extracted with tools using VAMDC standards and can be associated with spectroscopic data extracted from other VAMDC connected databases such as the Cologne database for molecular spectroscopy (CDMS), the jet propulsion laboratory molecular spectroscopy database (JPL), and the high-resolution transmission molecular absorption database (HITRAN).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberA40
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
StatePublished - Mar 1 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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