who am i

Peter Bernath is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo. He is also the Principal Investigator for the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) that studies the Earth’s atmosphere. His research objective is the spectroscopic characterization of unusual chemical species. Of particular interest are the molecules found in flames, electrical discharges, lasers, explosions, the earth's atmosphere, stellar atmospheres and the interstellar medium.


latest publications

R. J. Hargreaves, P. F. Bernath, D. R. T. Appadoo. Relative high-resolution absorption cross sections of C2H6 at low temperatures. J. Molec. Spectrosc. 315, 102-106 (2015). PDF

V. Proschek, G. Kirchengast, S. Schweitzer, J. S. A. Brooke, P. F. Bernath, C. B. Thomas, J.-G. Wang, K. A. Tereszchuk, G. González Abad, R. J. Hargreaves, C. A. Beale, J. J. Harrison, P. A. Martin, V. L. Kasyutich, C. Gerbig, O. Kolle, A. Loescher. Retrieval and validation of carbon dioxide, methane and water vapor for the Canary Islands IR-laser occultation experiment. Atmos. Meas. Tech. 8, 3315-3336 (2015). PDF

E. Eckert, A. Laeng, S. Lossow, S. Kellmann, G. Stiller, T. von Clarmann, N. Glatthor, M. Höpfner, M. Kiefer, H. Oelhaf, J. Orphal, B. Funke, U. Grabowski, F. Haenel, A. Linden, G. Wetzel, W. Woiwode, P. F. Bernath, C. Boone, G. S. Dutton, J. W. Elkins, A. Engel, J. C. Gille, F. Kolonjari, T. Sugita, G. C. Toon, K. A. Walker. MIPAS IMK/IAA CFC-11 (CCl3F) and CFC-12 (CCl2F2) measurements: accuracy, precision and long-term stability. Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss. 8, 7573-7662 (2015). PDF

Spectra of Atoms and Molecules by Peter Bernath, second edition Spectra of Atoms and Molecules by Peter Bernath, first edition