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Surface UV radiation monitoring based on GOME and SCIAMACHY
J. van Geffen, R. van der A, M. van Weele, M. Allaart and H. Eskes,
in: Proceedings of the ENVISAT & ERS Symposium, 6-10 September 2004, Salzburg, Austria, ESA publication SP-572, 2005 (CD-ROM).
 
Abstract
Solar UV radiation reaching the Earth's surface is monitored by means of two quantities: the clear-sky UV index at local solar noon and the daily UV dose. Each quantity is determined on the basis of two action spectra, describing wavelength dependent biological effects of UV radiation, namely erythema (sunburn) and DNA-damage. The quantities are derived from total ozone column measurements by the GOME and SCIAMACHY instruments, assimilated into global ozone fields. For GOME a data archive has been set up spanning the period August 1995 to May 2003. For SCIAMACHY a near-real time service is in operation, which provides a forecast of the erythemal UV index for today and a few days ahead, as well as yesterdays daily erythemal UV dose for Europe (based on METEOSAT cloud cover data). A data archive spanning the SCIAMACHY period will be set up. All data is available at the website of the TEMIS project via http://www.temis.nl/uvradiation/
 
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L'Oréal and Solar Ultraviolet Radiation
François Christiaens,
in: Proceedings of the ENVISAT & ERS Symposium, 6-10 September 2004, Salzburg, Austria, ESA publication SP-572, 2005 (CD-ROM).
 
Abstract
The L'Oréal group includes 17 global brands, some of which propose lines of high-grade sunscreens. Research on the biological and chemical effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation on the skin and hair is of paramount importance to assess the efficacy of cosmetic UV filters. UV irradiances and daily doses are provided by the Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Internet Service, which is managed by the National Dutch Meteorological Institute. The data and the quality of service have been assessed. Comparisons with available data, even if limited, showed excellent agreement. A few requirements remain to be addressed, particularly data on UVA radiation. They will be implemented within the existing user-friendly interface. All these data will be used to improve the customization of sunscreens to consumers' needs while answering health authorities' demands.
 
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presentation:   PowerPoint file (1.1 MB)

 


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