The Canadian Ozone Watch and UV Index

  • Anne O’Toole
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 18)


The Green Plan, developed by the Canadian Government in 1990, provides Canadians with information on the environment including information on UV levels, called the UV Index, so they may guard themselves from excess exposure to the sun. Information from ozone measurements by Brewer spectrophotometers across Canada along with weather predictions and meteeorological information to predict the depth of ozone, thus the probable UV and health risks.

Key words

Brewer spectrophotometer Canadian Green Plan cataracts clouds erythema ozone watch UV UV Index skin cancer sunburn 


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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne O’Toole
    • 1
  1. 1.Environment CanadaOntarioCanada

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