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Evaluation of environmental UV doses by empirical WL4UV model and multichannel radiometer
Author(s): Emanuela Piervitali; Elena Benedetti; Alessandro Damiani; Claudio Rafanelli; Ivo Di Menno; Giovanni Casu; Fabio Malaspina; Andrea Anav; Massimo Di Menno
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Paper Abstract

Solar UV radiation interacts both with atmospheric constituents, producing photochemical reactions, and with the biosphere, inducing changes or protection responses. Important for humans are the skin and eye diseases that result from UV exposure, in particular from social or recreational exposure. This leads to an evaluation of risks and to an assessment of suitable prevention strategies. Therefore, the correct evaluation of the available environmental dose is important; in fact, only a fraction of UV radiation will be absorbed by individuals depending on their outdoor activity. The more dense the UV solar network is, the more the doses will be correct. This paper shows the results of research carried out in Vigna di Valle (Rome, Italy) during spring 2004. The available environmental doses are evaluated by the WL4UV empirical model, developed by the authors, utilizing the solar UV spectral irradiance measured by a GUV 511C multichannel radiometer. The spectra of a wide range Brewer spectrophotometer (286.5 - 363.0 nm) have been assumed as reference. As an evaluation of the model in cloudy situations, an analysis in San Diego, Calif., USA, with a SUV 100 spectroradiometer is also shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5886, Ultraviolet Ground- and Space-based Measurements, Models, and Effects V, 58860S (12 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.620253
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Emanuela Piervitali, CNR, ISAC Branch of Rome (Italy)
Elena Benedetti, CNR, ISAC Branch of Rome (Italy)
Alessandro Damiani, CNR, ISAC Branch of Rome (Italy)
Claudio Rafanelli, CNR, ISAC Branch of Rome (Italy)
Ivo Di Menno, CNR, ISAC Branch of Rome (Italy)
Giovanni Casu, Italian Air Force, Re.S.M.A. (Italy)
Fabio Malaspina, Italian Air Force, Re.S.M.A. (Italy)
Andrea Anav, CNR, ISAC Branch of Rome (Italy)
Massimo Di Menno, CNR, ISAC Branch of Rome (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5886:
Ultraviolet Ground- and Space-based Measurements, Models, and Effects V
Germar Bernhard; James R. Slusser; Jay R. Herman; Wei Gao, Editor(s)

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