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Ultraviolet Submersible Spectroradiometer
Author(s): Raymond C. Smith; Richard L. Ensminger; Roswell W. Austin; J. D. Bailey; G. D. Edwards
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Paper Abstract

An increase in the incidence of solar ultraviolet radiation upon oceans and lakes, as a consequence of anthropogenic diminishing of the ozone in the stratosphere, might well have a significant effect upon primary producers and other aquatic organisms in these waters. Existing data were inadequate for accurately estimating the penetration of biologically effective dosages of present and potential future levels of UV irradiance into various natural waters. An underwater spectroradiometer, designed specifically to measure spectral irradiance in the middle ultraviolet (MUV, 280-340 nm), has been designed, constructed and used to obtain ecologically important data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1980
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0208, Ocean Optics VI, (26 March 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958268
Show Author Affiliations
Raymond C. Smith, University of California (United States)
Richard L. Ensminger, University of California (United States)
Roswell W. Austin, University of California (United States)
J. D. Bailey, University of California (United States)
G. D. Edwards, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0208:
Ocean Optics VI
Seibert Quimby Duntley, Editor(s)

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