UV index and UV dose: action spectra
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Action spectraAn action spectrum describes the wavelength dependent response to radiation of a certain biological effect.
The following graph shows the three action spectra including in v2.0 of the TEMIS UV data products.
- The UV index is based on the CIE (= International Commission on Illumination) action spectrum for the susceptibility of the caucasian skin to sunburn (erythema),
- The UV dose is computed for three different action spectra, i.e. for three different health effects: erythema (same as UV index), vitamin-D production in the skin and DNA-damage.
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16 August 2017
data product contact: Jos van Geffen & Michiel van Weele & Roanld van der A
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