The effects of body size and orientation on ultraviolet radiation exposure

Parisi, A. V. and Kimlin, M. G. and Wong, J. C. F. and Fleming, R. A. (1996) The effects of body size and orientation on ultraviolet radiation exposure. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine, 12 (2). pp. 66-72. ISSN 0905-4383

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A method has been developed for determining the UV and erythemal exposures to the entire body. The difference between the ambient erythemal exposure and that to the body compared to the ambient exposure may be as high as 76%. The height, orientation, and overall height had a minimal effect on the exposure to the body with size, time of day and time of year having a significant effect. The diffuse component of UV to a side of the body ranged from 20% to 41% between different times of the year with different levels of cloud cover. The ratio of the body to the ambient erythemal exposures varied from 0.24 to 0.61 with the time of day and time of year with the smaller value for periods of high solar altitude.

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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.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:38
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 04:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: UV; dosimeters; polysulphone; erythema; exposure; shape; skin cancer
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040103 Atmospheric Radiation
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029904 Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1116 Medical Physiology > 111699 Medical Physiology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0781.1996.tb00177.x

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