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The Sunburn UV Network and its Applicability for Biological Predictions

  • Daniel Berger
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 7)

Abstract

Since 1973 a global network of Meters has been measuring the half-hourly dose of sunburn ultraviolet. From the original 10 stations there had been an increase by 1980 to almost 30 providing a Sunburn UV (SUV) climatology at a wide variety of latitudes from 38° S to 71° N, at altitudes from sea level to 3.4 KM., and in climates ranging from cold wet to hot arid. (Fig. l)

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Zenith Angle Spectral Response Action Spectrum Solar Spectrum Solar Ultraviolet Radiation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Berger
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  1. 1.Temple University School of MedicineCenter for PhotobiologyPhiladelphiaUSA

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