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Modeling and measurements of UV-B irradiance in cloudy conditions
Author(s): Manuel Nunez; Kurt Fienberg; Christopher P. Kuchinke
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Paper Abstract

The authors examined the temporal and spatial variation of UV-B erythemal irradiance under cloudy stratocumulus conditions. A three-dimensional cloud model was constructed which had fractal properties in the horizontal. Fractal parameters were derived from 98 aircraft measurements in northwest Tasmania. Modelled radiation was compared with spatial sky radiance measurements using a Variable Sky Platform. Temporal measurements of irradiance were also compared with model predictions. In both areas both model and measurements agree well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4896, Ultraviolet Ground- and Space-based Measurements, Models, and Effects II, (1 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.466150
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Manuel Nunez, Univ. of Tasmania (Australia)
Kurt Fienberg, Univ. of Tasmania (Australia)
Christopher P. Kuchinke, Univ. of Tasmania (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4896:
Ultraviolet Ground- and Space-based Measurements, Models, and Effects II
Wei Gao; Jay R. Herman; Guangyu Shi; Kazuo Shibasaki; James R. Slusser, Editor(s)

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