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+compounds(N,H,O) / NH3 / MellqvistRosen(1996)_298K_203.1-216.8nm(max,min)

DATAFILE: NH3_MellqvistRosen(1996)_298K_203.1-216.8nm(max,min).txt
NAME: ammonia
AUTHOR(YEAR): MellqvistRosen(1996)
T: 298K
λ: 203.1-216.8nm(max,min)
BIBLIOGRAPHY: J. Mellqvist and A. Rosén, "DOAS for flue gas monitoring - I. Temperature effects in the U.V.visible absorption spectra of NO, NO2, SO2 and NH3", J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 56, 187-208 (1996); DOI: 10.1016/0022-4073(96)00042-8
COMMENTS: Absorption measurements utilizing the differential optical absorption spectroscopy (DOAS) technique

Fig. 14 only shows absorbances vs. wavelength (200-230 nm)

Data points for the maxima and minima are quoted in Fig. 4 of

G.H. Mount, B. Rumburg, J. Havig, B. Lamb, H. Westberg, D. Yonge, K. Johnson, and R. Kincaid, "Measurement of atmospheric ammonia at a dairy using differential optical absorption spectroscopy in the mid-ultraviolet", Atmos. Environ. 36, 1799–1810 (2002); DOI: 10.1016/S1352-2310(02)00158-9,

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