Atomic and Molecular Data for Space Astronomy Needs, Analysis, and Availability

A Selection of Papers Presented at the Joint Commission Meeting III of the 21st IAU General Assembly Held in Buenos Aires, Argentina 23 July – 1 August 1991

  • Editors
  • Peter L. Smith
  • Wolfgang L. Wiese
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 407)

About these proceedings


This is a very useful reference book for working astronomers and astrophysicists. Forming the proceedings of a recent IAU meeting where the availability and the needs of atomic and molecular data were discussed, the papers published here discuss existing and planned instruments for astronomical spectroscopy from earth-orbiting satellites. In particular, the atomic and molecular parameters that are, or will be, needed for analysis of the data obtained by these instruments are considered. A number of significant shortcomings in the available databases are identified. The needs highlighted will be of interest to laboratory astrophysicists, both experimentalists and theorists, who canproduce the data required. A second group of papers provides a current inventory of atomic and molecular data compilations.


Astrophysik Atomic Data Molecular Data Space Astronomy Spectroscopy Spektroskopie astronomy instruments

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-97909-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-34830-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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