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Determination of the received daily visible and UV radiation dose as a function of weather, environment, and activity
Author(s): Katja Huber; Philipp Weihs; Wolfgang Laube; Guenther Schauberger; Alois W. Schmalwieser; Franz Holawe
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Paper Abstract

The determination of UV- and light doses received by people as a function of their activities and their environment, for present and future conditions, is the aim of the presented study. In this paper we present first preliminary results. Measurements of the total daily UV dose received by horizontal and vertical parts of the human body were performed on three chosen days in the region of Vienna, Austria. The measurements were performed in the UV and in the visible spectral range using ultraviolet selective sensors and sensors adapted to human eye sensitivity. Data acquisition was performed by using dataloggers. In this way it was also possible to determine the UV intensity and dose as a function of time and location. The UV intensity was determined for typical outdoor and indoor activities such as walking in a street, in a forest or in flat unobstructed areas. Indoors the determination of UV doses is more straightforward, the determination of the visible dose is however much more complex. A software was developed to determine the total daily dose received by the human body as a function of day and occupation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4896, Ultraviolet Ground- and Space-based Measurements, Models, and Effects II, (1 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.466219
Show Author Affiliations
Katja Huber, Univ. für Bodenkultur (Austria)
Philipp Weihs, Univ. für Bodenkultur (United States)
Wolfgang Laube, Univ. für Bodenkultur (Austria)
Guenther Schauberger, Veterinärmedizinische Univ. Wien (Austria)
Alois W. Schmalwieser, Veterinärmedizinische Univ. Wien (Austria)
Franz Holawe, Univ. Wien (Austria)

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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