Measuring the diffuse component of solar UV beneath shade structures: a practical activity for an Australian summer

Turnbull, David J. and Parisi, Alfio (2005) Measuring the diffuse component of solar UV beneath shade structures: a practical activity for an Australian summer. Teaching Science, 51 (1). pp. 22-24. ISSN 1449-6313

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Abstract

This article presents an investigation to provide students with the opportunity to study the physics of electromagnetic radiation, particularly UV radiation, and the way it interacts with different environments. The protective ability of shade structures is generally misunderstood, and this investigation will give students the basic knowledge that even though shade structures protect the human body from direct UV radiation, it is now the diffuse UV radiation that is significant in the shade.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:21
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: electromagnetic radiation, ultraviolet (UV) radiation, rayleigh, ultraviolet protection factor (UPF), sun protection factor (SPF)
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040104 Climate Change Processes
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040103 Atmospheric Radiation
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/462

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