Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Research article
12 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 12 Apr 2019

An open platform for Aerosol InfraRed Spectroscopy analysis – AIRSpec

Matteo Reggente, Rudolf Höhn, and Satoshi Takahama

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The infrared spectra of atmospheric particles are rich in chemical information but require sophisticated statistical methods to extract information on account of their complex absorption profiles. We present an open software suite which makes current algorithms used for analysis of such spectra available to the community, with a browser-based interface for general users and modular architecture that facilitates addition of new methods by developers.