The world's highest levels of surface UV.

  title={The world's highest levels of surface UV.},
  author={Ra{\'u}l R. Cordero and Gunther Seckmeyer and Alessandro Damiani and Stefan Riechelmann and Juan Antonio Rayas and Fernando Labbe and David Laroze},
  journal={Photochemical & photobiological sciences : Official journal of the European Photochemistry Association and the European Society for Photobiology},
  volume={13 1},
Chile's northern Atacama Desert has been pointed out as one of the places on earth where the world's highest surface ultraviolet (UV) may occur. This area is characterized by its high altitude, prevalent cloudless conditions and relatively low total ozone column. Aimed at detecting those peak UV levels, we carried out in January 2013 ground-based spectral measurements on the Chajnantor Plateau (5100 m altitude, 23°00'S, 67°45'W) and at the Paranal Observatory (2635 m altitude, 24°37'S, 70°24'W… CONTINUE READING