The MPI-Mainz UV/VIS Spectral Atlas

of Gaseous Molecules of Atmospheric Interest

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

1Satellite Group

2Atmospheric Chemistry Division

Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry
Mainz, Germany


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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

Cross Sections / Hydrogen+water / H2O / Nicolet(1981)_298K_121.567nm

DATAFILE: H2O_Nicolet(1981)_298K_121.567nm.txt
NAME: water
AUTHOR(YEAR): Nicolet(1981)
T: 298K
λ: 121.567nm
BIBLIOGRAPHY: M. Nicolet, "The photodissociation of water vapor in the mesosphere", J. Geophys. Res. 86(C6), 5203-5208 (1981); DOI: 10.1029/JC086iC06p05203
COMMENTS: Absorption cross section at the Lyman-α line

Analysis of the experimental results of

K. Watanabe and M. Zelikoff, "Absorption coefficients of water vapor in the vacuum ultraviolet", J. Opt. Soc. Am. 43, 329, 753-755 (1953); DOI: 10.1364/JOSA.43.000753, and

R.W. Ditchbum, J. E. S. Bradley, C. G. Cannon, and G. Munday, Absorption cross sections for Lyman alpha and neighbouring lines, in: Rocket Exploration of the Upper Atmosphere, edited by R. L. F. Boyd, M. J. Seaton, and H. S. W. Massey, pp. 327-334, Pergamon, London, 1954.

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