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Special Issue "Frontiers in Solar UV Radiation Observations, Prediction, and Personal Exposure"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 3041
Special Issue Editor
Interests: UV radiation; climate change; air pollution
Special Issue Information
Solar radiation is essential for life on Earth, but its UV component is known to have adverse effects on the biosphere including terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems as well as public health. Considerable attention has been paid to solar UV radiation in the last two decades of the 20th century, when significant increase was observed due to damage to the stratospheric ozone layer, along with an increase in the number of cases of skin cancer. Recognition of ozone depletion led to the establishment of the Montreal Protocol, while its implementation has remarkably limited the production of ozone-depleting substances. Mitigation activities over the past 34 years have contributed to the successful reduction in ozone layer depletion and the associated increase in terrestrial UV radiation.
However, despite the success of the Montreal Protocol and ozone stabilization, UV radiation levels are still high. Many studies related to stations in southern, eastern, and central Europe report positive trends in UV radiation, while those related to stations with greater latitude report a decrease in UV radiation. These facts reveal that our understanding of the links between UV radiation, ozone, and climate change is incomplete, and point to the importance of understanding the factors affecting solar UV radiation, as well as, accurate UV measurements, and prediction.
This Special Issue aims to compile a set of papers that empirically and theoretically shift the understanding of the topic of solar UV radiation observations, prediction, and personal exposure.
Topics of interest for the Special Issue include but are not limited to:
- Measurements of ground-based solar UV radiation and total ozone column;
- Satellite monitoring of solar UV radiation and total ozone column;
- Modeling solar UV radiation;
- Factors affecting solar UV radiation;
- Long-term and short term solar UV radiation variability;
- The future evolution of the solar UV radiation and ozone layer;
- Measurements of personal UV exposure.
Dr. Slavica Malinovic-Milicevic
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- solar UV radiation
- UV index
- UV dose
- total ozone column
- UV radiation measurement
- UV radiation modelling
- solar UV radiation variability
- factors affecting Solar UV radiation
- erythemal UV exposure
- UV instruments and techniques