Estimate of annual ultraviolet-A exposures in cars in Australia

Parisi, Alfio and Kimlin, Michael G. (2000) Estimate of annual ultraviolet-A exposures in cars in Australia. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 90 (4). pp. 409-416. ISSN 0144-8420

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[Abstract]: The annual solar UVA exposures in four cars were estimated by measuring the UVA irradiances in the vehicles in each of the four seasons and in the morning, noon and afternoon. For the cars with untinted windows the maximum UVA irradiances in cars do not necessarily occur at noon when the outside irradiances are at their highest. Additionally, they do not occur in summer. The range of annual UVA exposures between 9:00 and 15:00 EST is 1918 to 6177 J cm-2 for the cars without the after market window tint. These correspond to 5% to 17% of the ambient UVA on a horizontal plane over the same period outside the cars. The range is for the different sites in the car. For the car with the aftermarket window tint, the range of the annual UVA exposures were 489 to 2969 J cm-2 or 1% to 8% of the ambient UVA.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited according to Publisher's requirements. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Radiation Protection Dosimetry following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at: http://rpd.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/90/4/409
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Alfio Parisi
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:34
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2012 00:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: UV, cars, vehicles, UVA, filtered
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040103 Atmospheric Radiation
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029904 Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1088

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