The MPI-Mainz UV/VIS Spectral Atlas

of Gaseous Molecules of Atmospheric Interest

Hannelore Keller-Rudek1, Geert K. Moortgat2, Rolf Sander2, Rüdiger Sörensen1

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1Satellite Group

2Atmospheric Chemistry Division

Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry
Mainz, Germany


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Contact, Impressum, Acknowledgements

When referring to the Spectral Atlas, please cite our publication:

Keller-Rudek, H., Moortgat, G. K., Sander, R., and Sörensen, R.: The MPI-Mainz UV/VIS spectral atlas of gaseous molecules of atmospheric interest, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 5, 365–373, (2013), DOI: 10.5194/essd-5-365-2013

Contact, Impressum

Current contact persons are:

Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie
P.O. Box 3060
55020 Mainz


The MPI-Mainz UV/VIS Spectral Atlas has been written using the open source software python, django and postgresql. Several old spectra, which were only available as figures, have been digitized with the Engauge Digitizer.

We would like to thank T. Wagner for hosting the spectral atlas on the web server of the satellite group. K. Egenolf and E. Uherek helped us to retrieve the database from the previous, now obsolete, web server. A. Kunert provided most of the CAS registry numbers. The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) was implemented with support from Manuel Rodriguez and Rafael Mayo-García from the Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT) in Spain.

Last but not least we are looking forward to receiving comments and additional data sets from the scientific community to further expand our collection.

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