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Temperature Correction of UV Spectral Solar Measurements for ICEPURE Project

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  • Katarzyna Baczynska,

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    1. Health Protection Agency, Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK
      Corresponding author email: katarzyna.baczynska@hpa.org.uk (Katarzyna Baczynska)
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  • John B. O’Hagan,

    1. Health Protection Agency, Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK
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  • Andy J. Pearson,

    1. Health Protection Agency, Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK
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  • Paul Eriksen

    1. Danish Meteorological Institute, Danish Climate Centre, Lyngbyvej, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Corresponding author email: katarzyna.baczynska@hpa.org.uk (Katarzyna Baczynska)

Abstract

UV solar spectra have been measured, using a double-grating spectroradiometer, during population studies carried out across Europe for the EC Framework 7 funded ICEPURE project on the impact of climatic and environmental factors on personal UV radiation exposure and human health. Spectral field measurements have been conducted at ambient temperatures which varied between 11.5 and 33.5°C. This temperature variation might affect instrument performance. The effect of ambient temperature was quantified and verified, and a model for temperature correction of spectral data is presented.

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