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The Relationship between Ultraviolet Radiation and Meteorological Factors and Atmospheric Turbidity: Part I. Role of Total Ozone Content, Clouds, and Aerosol Optical Depth


We analyze the interrelation between the daily UV–B radiation and a number of factors determining the absorption of UV radiation in the atmosphere (total ozone content (TOC), cloud amount, and aerosol optical depth (AOD)). This is done using a homogeneous time series of measurements of UV–B radiation at the Tropospheric Ozone Research (TOR) station of the Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, from 2003 to 2016, satellite data on TOC, AOD data from the AERONET network, and data on cloud cover from the meteorological site of the Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences. The regression equations are obtained, relating the increment of the diurnal intake of UV-B radiation as a function of the increment of TOC under different cloud conditions and atmospheric transparency.

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This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grant no. 19-05-50024). The work was carried out using the infrastructure of the Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences created and run within State Assignment no. АААА-А17-117021310142-5, including the Center for Collective Use Atmosphere.

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Belan, B.D., Ivlev, G.A. & Sklyadneva, T.K. The Relationship between Ultraviolet Radiation and Meteorological Factors and Atmospheric Turbidity: Part I. Role of Total Ozone Content, Clouds, and Aerosol Optical Depth. Atmos Ocean Opt 33, 638–644 (2020).

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  • atmosphere
  • ultraviolet radiation
  • total ozone content
  • clouds
  • variations