Daily and Seasonal Variation in the Spectral Composition of Light Exposure in Humans

  title={Daily and Seasonal Variation in the Spectral Composition of Light Exposure in Humans},
  author={Helen C. Thorne and Kay H. S. Jones and Stuart P Peters and Simon N Archer and Derk-Jan Dijk},
  journal={Chronobiology International},
  pages={854 - 866}
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