Human UVA exposures estimated from ambient UVA measurements

Kimlin, Michael G. and Parisi, Alfio and Downs, Nathan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3191-6404 (2003) Human UVA exposures estimated from ambient UVA measurements. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 2. pp. 365-369. ISSN 1474-905X

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[Abstract]: The methods presented in this paper allow for the estimation of human UVA exposure using measured UVA irradiance values. Using measured broadband UVA irradiances over the period of a year, it was estimated that for humans in an upright posture and not moving the head with respect to the body, the nose received 26.5% of the available ambient UVA radiation, whilst the shoulders and vertex of the head received 81% and 100% respectively of the available ambient UVA radiation. Measurement of the exposure ratios for a series of solar zenith angles between 90o and 0o will allow extension of this technique to other latitudes.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Reproduced with permission from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences located at: http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/pp/index.asp
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 13 May 2008 02:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: human UVA exposure
Fields of Research (2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029901 Biological Physics
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029903 Medical Physics
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/b207953d
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3360

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