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Analysis trends of ultraviolet B fluxes in the continental US with USDA and TOMS data
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Paper Abstract

Many environmental factors, such as stratospheric ozone, aerosols, and clouds, may affect ultraviolet (UV) irradiance. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible association between ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation and total cloud amount, ozone, and aerosols simultaneously, leading to the assessment of possible impacts of climate change on UVB flux variations in the Continental United States (US). Findings indicate that in the past 22 years, while ozone decreased and aerosols increased across the US, the UVB decrease in the northern states was consistent with the increase in aerosols and total cloud amount. Climate change impact resulting in higher total cloud amount in the northern states might result in lower UVB in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8869, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability X, 88690I (24 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2021250
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Zhiqiang Gao, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research (China)
Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Jicai Ning, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research (China)
Runhe Shi, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Wei Gao, Colorado State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8869:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability X
Wei Gao; Thomas J. Jackson; Jinnian Wang; Ni-Bin Chang, Editor(s)

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