Patterns in surface distribution of human exposure to solar ultraviolet

Downs, Nathan and Parisi, Alfio (2007) Patterns in surface distribution of human exposure to solar ultraviolet. In: Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos / World Radiation Center: A Conference Celebrating One Century of UV Radiation Research, 18-20 Sept 2007, Davos, Switzerland.

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[Abstract]: A method for the three dimensional representation of erythemally effective ultraviolet radiation (UVery) incident to the human body has been developed from a series of polysulphone dosimeter (PS) measurements to the face, neck, arms, legs and hands of a manikin model. The technique has been used to represent a series of human UVery exposure patterns in the solar zenith angle (SZA) range 30o-50o measured in an open environment in Toowoomba, Australia (27.5oS 151.9oE). The human body representations of exposure presented here improve upon existing techniques to represent the UVery exposure to complex body shape topography, providing for the first time, estimates of exposure that take whole body shading effects into account from high density PS dosimeter measurements.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Dr Nathan Downs
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 06 May 2008 05:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: solar ultraviolet, erythema, 3D model
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029901 Biological Physics
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029903 Medical Physics
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029904 Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3357

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