Why do UV levels vary?

Parisi, Alfio and Kimlin, Michael G. (1997) Why do UV levels vary? Australasian Science, 18 (2). pp. 39-41. ISSN 1442-679X

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Abstract

Have you ever suffered the excrutiating pain and discomfort of a severe sunburn followed by the unsightly peeling of the skin? Have you ever wondered why you may receive a sunburn even on a partially cloudy day? There are a number of factors that influence the amount of solar ultraviolet radiation reaching the earth’s surface.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Alfio Parisi
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:39
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: sunburn, skin cancer, UV, albedo, cloud, solar, diffuse
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029904 Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1291

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