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Measurements of ultraviolet radiation in a polluted atmosphere

by Kinsell L. Coulson

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Published by University of California in Davis, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Air,
  • Ultraviolet radiation,
  • Pollution,
  • Measurement

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-62).

    Statementby Kinsell L. Coulson
    SeriesScientific report / University of California -- no. 1, Contributions in atmospheric science -- no. 1.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 62 p. :
    Number of Pages62
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25183432M

    UV‐A radiation is the least energetic and ranges in wavelength from to nm, UV‐B radiation ranges from to nm and UV‐C radiation from to nm. Absorption by oxygen and ozone in the stratosphere prevents all UV‐C radiation from reaching the earth's : Bohumil M. Svoma, Kimberly DeBiasse, Jessica Nolte, Bradley Busby, Carolyn Beeson, Randall Cerveny. The first is the destruction of the ozone (O 3) layer in the stratosphere (see The Earth’s atmosphere and gaseous envelope), accompanied by a dangerous increase for man and the biosphere of ultraviolet radiation reaching the ground (see Cellular impact of solar UV rays). The second is the increase in the concentration of certain gases with.

    a change in Earth’s radiation budget of about 1Wm 2 between solar maximum and mini-mum. This change in energy input to the lower atmosphere is highly significant when compared, for example, with the estimated radiative forcing of Wm 2 from anthro-pogenic CO 2 emissions. If the solar cycle variation were the end ofFile Size: KB. The ozone layer in Earth's upper atmosphere helps make life on the planet possible by shielding it from 95–99% of the Sun's potentially deadly ultraviolet radiation. This radiation is harmful and sometimes lethal to wildlife, crops, and vegetation, and can cause fatal skin cancer, cataracts, and immune system damage in humans.

      Most of the Earth's atmospheric ozone (about 90%) is found in the stratosphere where it plays a critical role in absorbing ultraviolet radiation emitted by the Sun. Figure shows the stratospheric ozone at 35°N in September The peak in ozone molecular number density (concentration) occurs in the region of km. The next experiment increasing UV-B radiation intensity till 4 kJ m-2 d-1 showed significant negative influence on white goosefoot C. album development already at UV-B radiation 2 kJ m-2 d-1 at both-actual 21°C/14°C and forecasting 25°C/16°C climate temperature regimes (Table 2).The over-ground green biomass of C. album effected by UV-B Author: Vytautas Pilipavičius.


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Measurements of ultraviolet radiation in a polluted atmosphere by Kinsell L Coulson (Book) 2 editions publishedand absorption by particulates in a polluted atmosphere all play dominant roles, while the effects of molecular scattering and ozone absorption are relatively minor in.

Ultraviolet A radiation. Ultraviolet A radiation (UVA) is long wavelength UVR (wavelength: – nm). UVA passes through the whole atmosphere and accounts for 95% of UVR reaching the Earth's surface. It penetrates through an individual's epidermis into the dermis. UVA has lower energy than ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) and causes less.

The Institute was organized so as to include state of the art lectures on most aspects of solar ultraviolet radiation and its effects. This was achieved by extended lectures and discussions given Measurements of ultraviolet radiation in a polluted atmosphere book five sessions by 27 lecturers and a demonstration of filed measurements and calibration techniques at.

We invite you to submit high-quality research studies addressing changes in the composition of the atmosphere in the short- and long-term and space scales with emphasis on clouds, greenhouse gases, aerosols, ozone, and ultraviolet radiation, the impact of natural climatic oscillations and.

Thus, the ozone shield, which protects life on Earth from damage by the UV-B radiation of the Sun (ultraviolet radiation in the nm range), is equivalent to a layer of ozone only 3 mm thick at sea level pressure. When the levels of UV-B radiation at Earth’s surface increase, so does biological damage; humans are at a higher risk of.

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation emanating from the sun travels unaltered until it enters the earth’s atmosphere. Here, absorption and scattering by various gases and particles modify the radiation. Ground-based measurements of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation (wavelength – nanometers) remain limited both spatially and in duration.

However, there have been advances both in. Therefore simultaneous measurements of erythernal UV radiation (broadband) on three different heights were performed in the Alps over more than four years. artificial ultraviolet radiation.

Ozone in the upper atmosphere controls how much of the sun's ultraviolet (uv) radiation reaches the earth. Ozone (O/sub 3/) is produced through the photolysis of oxygen. Ozone is itself photolyzed by the sun to form excited oxygen atoms which can react with nitrous oxide (N/sub 2/O) to form nitric oxide (NO); NO, in turn, exerts a controlling.

The principal heat source for the thermosphere is the production of ions and electrons by far-ultraviolet solar radiation. The most abundant positive ions are O + 2, and O +.As part of these processes, CO 2 is dissociated into CO and O, and N2 into N atoms. All of these ions, molecules, and atoms have been observed or directly inferred (Fig.

7).Some of the O + ions (with an equal number of. The ozone layer helps to protect life from harmful ultraviolet radiation. Find out what caused the ozone hole, and how the Montreal Protocol sought to put an end to ozone depletion. Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts, James N. Pitts Jr., in Chemistry of the Upper and Lower Atmosphere, Atmospheric chemistry is an exciting, relatively new field.

It encompasses the chemistry of the globe, from polluted to “clean,” remote regions and from the region closest to the earth's surface, the troposphere (∼ 10–15 km), through the tropopause (∼ 10–15 km) into the upper.

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Degradation of materials initiated by ultraviolet radiation is discussed for plastics used in roofing, as well as wood and asphalt.

This is followed by the definition of the quantities and units used throughout the book, as well as an explanation of the solar ultraviolet index.

Factors that affect the spectral irradiance of terrestrial UV radiation, such as solar elevation, surface reflection, aerosols and air Author: Brian Diffey, Sun Protection. At sufficiently high flux levels, various bands of electromagnetic radiation have been found to cause deleterious health effects in people.

Electromagnetic radiation can be classified into two types: ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation, based on the capability of a single photon with more than 10 eV energy to ionize oxygen or break chemical bonds. Altitude resolved measurements of the N2O photolysis frequency in the stratosphere.- VIII: Radiation Topics Relevant to Atmospheric Ozone.- Solar irradiance and its spectral distribution through the terrestrial atmosphere.- Solar ultraviolet irradiance and A review of solar irradiance measurements between and nanometers The upward diffuse beam from scattered radiation is absorbed by the BC aerosol, reducing the solar radiation that escapes to space and resulting in a positive radiative forcing for the surface-atmosphere column.

This effect could be large in cloudy skies if BC lies above low clouds (Haywood and Ramaswamy, ). Recent works [19,20] demonstrated that aerosolized SARS-CoV-2 remains viable in the air with a half-life in the order of 1 h in a laboratory controlled environment, but the half-life could be different in outdoor environments in relation to meteorological conditions (temperature, relative humidity, ultraviolet radiation) that could degrade the.

The global solar ultraviolet index (UVI) describes the level of solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) at the Earth's surface and ranges from 1 to 11+.

The higher the UVI, the greater the potential for damage to the skin and eyes, and the shorter the time before skin damage (manifested as skin reddening, or erythema). UV Radiation in Global Climate Change: Measurements, Modeling and Effects on Ecosystems Julia Lee-Taylor, Sasha Madronich (auth.), Wei Gao, James R.

Slusser, Daniel L. Schmoldt (eds.) Numerous studies report that ultraviolet (UV) radiation is harmful to living organisms and detrimental to. It was then inverted to measure the radiation reflected from Earth at the same time that Skylab was passing overhead and also measuring radiation from the site.

Skylab data were obtained by six cameras using visible light and infrared film and filter combinations and by electronic instruments that measured energy levels in spectral bands from 0.phenomena include (1) changes in UV dosage at the Earth's surface owing to the intrinsically chemical nature of the catalytic loss of stratospheric ozone, (2) changes in the dynamics and radiative structure of the climate system through altered thermal forcing by ozone in the upper troposphere, (3) changes in the concentration of highly oxidizing species in urban as well as remote rural.Ozone is found in two layers of the atmosphere: the troposphere (considered good) and stratosphere (where it is considered bad).

In the troposphere it is considered a pollutant and a danger to human life. In the stratosphere it blocks incoming ultraviolet radiation .