A European satellite-derived UV climatology available for impact studies.

@article{Verdebout2004AES,
  title={A European satellite-derived UV climatology available for impact studies.},
  author={Jean Verdebout},
  journal={Radiation protection dosimetry},
  year={2004},
  volume={111 4},
  pages={407-11}
}
This paper presents a satellite-derived climatology of the surface UV radiation, intended to support impact studies on the environment and human health. As of today, the dataset covers the period from 1 January 1984 to 31 August 2003, with daily dose maps covering Europe with a spatial resolution of 0.05 degrees. A comparison between the modelled erythemal daily dose and measurements in Ispra yields an r.m.s. value with a relative difference of 29% and a bias of 3%. The seemingly large… CONTINUE READING