Pure Rotational Absorption of Ozone in the Region 125–500 Microns

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PURE rotation spectra of gaseous ozone have been recorded in the laboratory for the wave-length range 125–500µ. This extends the region observed by Danti and Lord (125–200µ) to longer wavelengths, but has a useful overlap with their results1. It also covers part of the observed far infra-red solar spectrum where some unidentified features were attributed to absorption by ozone in the upper atmosphere2.

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    Danti, A., and Lord, R. C., J. Chem. Phys., 30, 1310 (1959).

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GEBBIE, H., STONE, N. & WALSHAW, C. Pure Rotational Absorption of Ozone in the Region 125–500 Microns. Nature 187, 765–767 (1960) doi:10.1038/187765b0

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