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 / Nitrogen oxides / N2O / SPARC(2013)_298K_121.567nm(rec)

DATAFILE: N2O_SPARC(2013)_298K_121.567nm(rec).txt
NAME: nitrous oxide
T: 298K
λ: 121.567nm(rec)
BIBLIOGRAPHY: J.B. Burkholder, W. Mellouki, E.L. Fleming, C. George, D.E. Heard, C.H. Jackman, M.J. Kurylo, V.L. Orkin, W.H. Swartz, and T.J. Wallington, "Evaluation of Atmospheric Loss Processes: Photochemistry Supplement", SPARC Lifetimes Report (2013) – SPARC Report No. 6, Chapter 3: Supplement 4, 3S4-1 - 3S4-52 (2013);
COMMENTS: Recommended absorption cross section at the Lyman-α wavelength with an estimated uncertainty factor p(298 K) = 1.5

The value is a linear interpolation between 118 and 124 nm of the cross-section data of

W.F. Chan, G. Cooper, and C.E. Brion, "Discrete and continuum photoabsorption oscillator-strengths for the electronic spectrum of nitrous oxide (5.5-203 eV)", Chem. Phys. 180, 77-88 (1994); DOI: 10.1016/0301-0104(93)E0386-A

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