This computer based version of NIST Special Publication 821 contains the bibliography and atlas as updated through November 1994. The calibration lines in this atlas, indicated by an asterisk (*), are based on frequency rather than wavelength measurements. Since a limited number of absolute frequency measurements have been made, additional data from measurements using other techniques are used to determine frequency differences within each band. Data from these complementary techniques include the best Fourier transform measurements available. The bibliography lists papers that give relevant spectroscopic measurements for the five molecules used in the atlas, CO, OCS, N2O, NO, and CS2.
The atlas and wavenumber tables consist of many pages of spectral maps accompanied by tables of transition wavenumbers and their identity. The tables are calculated from molecular constants derived for this work and based on frequency measurements. The primary calibration molecules are the linear triatomics, carbonyl sulfide (OCS) and nitrous oxide (N2O), which cover portions of the infrared spectrum ranging from 488 to 3120 cm-1. Some gaps in the coverage afforded by OCS and N2O are partially covered by NO, CO, and CS2. An additional region from 4000 to 4400 cm-1 based on CO is also included.
Description of Atlas and Wavenumber Tables