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A CLIMATOLOGY OF SUNBURNING ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION

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  • Daniel S. Berger,

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    1. The Center for Photobiology, Skin and Cancer Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
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  • Frederick Urbach

    1. The Center for Photobiology, Skin and Cancer Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
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Abstract

Abstract— Data are presented from 14 sites where continuous measurements of the sun's shortest ultraviolet radiation reaching the earth's surface have been made for four or more years. Average daily dose per month and its variability from year to year is shown for each station. Some of the many influences affecting these measurements can be discerned by station intercomparisons. No consistent long term change in solar UV-B radiation reaching the ground is evident.

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