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 / ZuevStarikovskii(1990)_1428K_185.19-333.33nm(fit)

DATAFILE: N2O_ZuevStarikovskii(1990)_1428K_185.19-333.33nm(fit).txt
NAME: nitrous oxide
AUTHOR(YEAR): ZuevStarikovskii(1990)
T: 1428K
λ: 185.19-333.33nm(fit)
BIBLIOGRAPHY: A.P. Zuev and A.Y. Starikovskii, "UV absorption cross section of the molecules O2, NO, N2O, CO2, H2O, and NO2", J. Appl. Spectrosc. 52, 304-313 (1990); DOI: 10.1007/BF00665356
COMMENTS: Absorption measurements behind incident and reflected shock waves in N2O diluted with Ar

Calculated values using an empirical fit of the form:

σ(ν) = exp (A + B·ν + C·ν2)


ν = wavenumber
A = -80.69
B = 14.86×10-4 cm
C = -14.50×10-9 cm2

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