Influence of clouds on pre-vitamin D3 effective solar UV exposures

Parisi, Alfio and Turnbull, David J. and Turner, Joanna (2006) Influence of clouds on pre-vitamin D3 effective solar UV exposures. In: International Symposium on Environmental Health, Climate Change and Sustainability, 21-22 Nov 2006, Brisbane, Australia.


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[Abstract]: Clouds are affected by aspects of climate change and are a major influencing factor on the pre-vitamin D3 effective solar UV (UVD3) exposures that humans receive. The aim of this research was to investigate the influence of clouds on the short wavelength cut-off of the spectral UVD3 irradiances, on the maximum of the UVD3 spectral irradiances and on the magnitude of the UVD3 irradiances. The spectral pre-vitamin D3 effective solar UV irradiances on a horizontal plane were calculated by weighting the spectral UV measured every five minutes by a spectroradiometer with the action spectrum for the synthesis of pre-vitamin D3. The short wavelength cut-off was defined as the wavelength at which the UVD3 irradiances were 0.1% of the maximum biologically damaging irradiance for that scan. Due to the higher relative effectiveness of the action spectrum at the shorter UV wavelengths, any variations will influence the UVD3 exposures and consequently has public health implications. The short wavelength cut-off, the magnitude of the irradiances and the maximum of the UVD3 spectral irradiances were investigated for a range of solar zenith angles for cloud free cases and cloudy cases.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:41
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: vitamin D, UV, solar, clouds, cut-off wavelength, irradiance
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029904 Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques

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