Book 2010

UV Radiation in Global Climate Change

Measurements, Modeling and Effects on Ecosystems


ISBN: 978-3-642-03312-4 (Print) 978-3-642-03313-1 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-20

    A Climatology of UV Radiation, 1979–2000, 65S–65N

  3. Chapter

    Pages 21-47

    Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Ultraviolet Radiation

  4. Chapter

    Pages 48-72

    Climatology of Ultraviolet Radiation at High Latitudes Derived from Measurements of the National Science Foundation’s Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance Monitoring Network

  5. Chapter

    Pages 73-105

    UV Solar Radiation in Polar Regions: Consequences for the Environment and Human Health

  6. Chapter

    Pages 106-159

    Changes in Ultraviolet and Visible Solar Irradiance 1979 to 2008

  7. Chapter

    Pages 160-191

    The Brewer Spectrophotometer

  8. Chapter

    Pages 192-204

    Techniques for Solar Dosimetry in Different Environments

  9. Chapter

    Pages 205-243

    An Ultraviolet Radiation Monitoring and Research Program for Agriculture

  10. Chapter

    Pages 244-269

    Radiative Transfer in the Coupled Atmosphere-Snow-Ice-Ocean (CASIO) System: Review of Modeling Capabilities

  11. Chapter

    Pages 270-290

    Comparative Analysis of UV-B Exposure Between Nimbus 7/TOMS Satellite Estimates and Ground-Based Measurements

  12. Chapter

    Pages 291-330

    Ultraviolet Radiation and Its Interaction with Air Pollution

  13. Chapter

    Pages 331-369

    Urban Forest Influences on Exposure to UV Radiation and Potential Consequences for Human Health

  14. Chapter

    Pages 370-394

    Solar UV-B Radiation and Global Dimming: Effects on Plant Growth and UV-Shielding

  15. Chapter

    Pages 395-436

    Effects of Ultraviolet-B Radiation and Its Interactions with Climate Change Factors on Agricultural Crop Growth and Yield

  16. Chapter

    Pages 437-457

    Assessment of DNA Damage as a Tool to Measure UV-B Tolerance in Soybean Lines Differing in Foliar Flavonoid Composition

  17. Chapter

    Pages 458-487

    Physiological Impacts of Short-Term UV Irradiance Exposures on Cultivars of Glycine Max

  18. Chapter

    Pages 488-508

    UV-Effects on Young Seedlings of Soybean: Effects in Early Development and Long-Term Effects

  19. Chapter

    Pages 509-530

    Characteristics of UV-B Radiation Tolerance in Broadleaf Trees in Southern USA

  20. Back Matter

    Pages 531-544