Influence of solar UVA on erythemal irradiances

Parisi, Alfio and Turnbull, David J. and Kimlin, Michael G. (2006) Influence of solar UVA on erythemal irradiances. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 51. pp. 3241-3249. ISSN 0031-9155


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[Abstract]: Many materials in everyday use such as window glass in homes and offices, glass in sunrooms and greenhouses, vehicle glass and some brands of sunscreens act as a barrier to the shorter UVB wavelengths while transmitting some of the longer UVA wavelengths. This paper reports on the erythemal exposures due to the UVA waveband encountered over a 12-month period for an SZA range of 4 to 80 degrees and the resulting times required for an erythemal exposure of one standard erythemal dose (SED) due to the erythemal exposures to the UVA wavelengths. The minimum time for an exposure of one SED due to the UVA wavelengths in winter is approximately double that what it is in summer. The time period of 40 to 60 minutes was the most frequent length of time for an exposure of one SED with 60 to 80 minutes the next frequent length of time required for a one SED exposure.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Physics in Medicine and Biology, © copyright 2006 IOP Publishing Ltd. Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:37
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 04:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: UVA; SED; erythema; solar; dosimeter; phenothiazine; mylar; filtered; glass
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029904 Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040103 Atmospheric Radiation
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155/51/12/016

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