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 / NO / ZuevStarikovskii(1990)_2480-3330K_257nm(fit)

DATAFILE: NO_ZuevStarikovskii(1990)_2480-3330K_257nm(fit).txt
NAME: nitric oxide
AUTHOR(YEAR): ZuevStarikovskii(1990)
T: 2480-3330K
λ: 257nm(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 NO diluted with Ar

Calculated values using the empirical fit (Boltzmann distribution of the populations of the vibrational levels of the ground electronic state):

σ(λ T) = σ0 (1 - exp(-Θ/T)) exp(-neff Θ/T)

σ0 = 5.129×10-19
Θ = 2714 K (characteristic vibrational temperature for nitric oxide)
neff = 3.37 ("effective number" of the vibrational level responsible for the observed absorption)

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