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Modelling solar UV radiation in the past: comparison of algorithms and input data
Author(s): P. Koepke; H. De Backer; A. Bais; A. Curylo; K. Eerme; U. Feister; B. Johnsen; J. Junk; A. Kazantzidis; J. Krzyscin; A. Lindfors; J. A. Olseth; P. den Outer; A. Pribullova; A. W. Schmalwieser; H. Slaper; H. Staiger; J. Verdebout; L. Vuilleumier; P. Weihs
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Paper Abstract

The objectives of the COST action 726 are to establish long-term changes of UV-radiation in the past, which can only be derived by modelling with good and available proxy data. To find the best available models and input data, 16 models have been tested by modelling daily doses for two years of data measured at four stations distributed over Europe. The modelled data have been compared with the measured data, using different statistical methods. Models that use Cloud Modification Factors for the UV spectral range, derived from co-located measured global irradiance, give the best results.

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Date Published: 11 October 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6362, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XI, 636215 (11 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.687682
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P. Koepke, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Munich (Germany)
H. De Backer, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (Belgium)
A. Bais, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
A. Curylo, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (Poland)
K. Eerme, Tartu Observatory (Estonia)
U. Feister, German Meteorological Service, Richard Assmann Observatory Lindenberg (Germany)
B. Johnsen, Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (Norway)
J. Junk, Univ. Trier (Germany)
A. Kazantzidis, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
J. Krzyscin, Institute of Geophysics (Poland)
A. Lindfors, Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland)
J. A. Olseth, Univ. Bergen (Norway)
P. den Outer, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (Netherlands)
A. Pribullova, Geophysical Institute (Slovak Republic)
A. W. Schmalwieser, Univ. of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Austria)
H. Slaper, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (Netherlands)
H. Staiger, German Meteorological Service (Germany)
J. Verdebout, Joint Research Ctr. (Italy)
L. Vuilleumier, Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss (Switzerland)
P. Weihs, Instittue of Meteorology, BOKU (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6362:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XI
James R. Slusser; Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo Comerón, Editor(s)

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