Problems with Atomic and Molecular Data: Including All the Lines

  • Robert L. Kurucz
Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)


The line data available on my web site for computing opacities, model atmospheres, and spectra were computed or collected from the literature more than 25 years ago. I am recomputing the existing line lists including many more configurations and energy levels and producing many more lines. I am collecting more recent data from the literature, and I am extending the calculation to heavier elements and higher stages of ionization. I will produce more than 10 times as many lines which will significantly increase the opacity in the models and produce improved fits to observed spectra. All the new data are available on my website


Atomic data Molecular data Opacity 


  1. Anders E, Grevesse N (1989) Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 53:197Google Scholar
  2. Barber RJ, Tennyson J, Harris GJ, Tolchenov RN (2006) Mon Not R Astron Soc 368:1087Google Scholar
  3. Castelli F, Hubrig S (2007) Astron Astrophys 475:1041Google Scholar
  4. Castelli F, Kurucz RL (2010) Astron Astrophys 520:A57Google Scholar
  5. Castelli F, Johansson S, Hubrig S (2008) J Phys Conf Ser 130:012003Google Scholar
  6. Castelli F, Kurucz RL, Hubrig S (2009) Astron Astrophys 508:401Google Scholar
  7. Colin R, Bernath PF (2010) J Mol Spectros 257:120Google Scholar
  8. Cowan RD (1968) JOSA 58:808Google Scholar
  9. Geller M (1992) A high-resolution atlas of the infrared spectrum of the sun and earth atmosphere from space. Vol III. Key to identification of solar features, vol III. NASA Reference Pub. 1224, 456 ppGoogle Scholar
  10. Johansson S (1978) Phys Scr 18:217Google Scholar
  11. Kurucz RL (1988) In: McNally M (ed) Trans. internat. astronomical union XXB. Kluwer, Dordrecht, pp. 168–172Google Scholar
  12. Kurucz RL (1992a) Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica 23:181Google Scholar
  13. Kurucz RL (1992b) In: Barbuy B, Renzini A (ed) Stellar populations of galaxies. Kluwer, Dordrecht, pp. 225–232Google Scholar
  14. Langhoff SR (1997) Astrophys J 481:1007Google Scholar
  15. Litzén U, Brault JW, Thorne AP (1993) Phys Scr 47:628Google Scholar
  16. Nave G, Johansson S, Astrophys J (2013) Supp 204:1Google Scholar
  17. Neckel H, Labs D (1984) Solar Phys 90:205Google Scholar
  18. Partridge H, Schwenke DW (1997) J Chem Phys 106:4618Google Scholar
  19. Pickering JC (1996) Astrophys J Supp 107:811Google Scholar
  20. Pickering JC, Thorne AP (1996) Astrophys J Supp 107:761Google Scholar
  21. Rosberg M, Litzén U, Johansson S (1993) Mon Not Roy Astron Soc 262:L1Google Scholar
  22. Schwenke DW (1998) Faraday Discuss 109:321Google Scholar
  23. Sugar J, Corliss C (1985) J Phys Chem Ref Data 14 Suppl 2Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA

Personalised recommendations