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

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This is a 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 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 ...