UV Radiation in Global Climate Change

Measurements, Modeling and Effects on Ecosystems

Editors: Gao, Wei, Schmoldt, Daniel, Slusser, James R. (Eds.)

  • Includes the latest developments in UV research as well as the interactions between UV radiation and global change, environment and ecosystems
  • Contributing authors are renowned scientists in the research fields of UV radiation, meteorology, environment, and ecosystems
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Numerous studies report that ultraviolet (UV) radiation is harmful to living organisms and detrimental to human health. Growing concerns regarding the increased levels of UV-B radiation that reach the earth's surface have led to the development of ground- and space-based measurement programs. Further study is needed on the measurement, modeling, and effects of UV radiation. The chapters of this book describe the research conducted across the globe over the past three decades in the areas of: (1) current and predicted levels of UV radiation and its associated impact on ecosystems and human health, as well as economic and social implications; (2) new developments in UV instrumentation, advances in calibration (ground- and satellite-based), measurement methods, modeling efforts, and their applications; and (3) the effects of global climate change on UV radiation.

Dr. Wei Gao is a Senior Research Scientist and the Director of the USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University. Dr. Gao is a SPIE fellow and serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing.

Dr. Daniel L. Schmoldt is the National Program Leader for instrumentation and sensors at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. Schmoldt served as joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Computers & Electronics in Agriculture, from 1997 to 2004.

Dr. James R. Slusser retired in 2007 from the USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program at Colorado State University. He was active in the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Meteorological Society. Dr. Slusser is currently pursuing his interests in solar energy and atmospheric transmission.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • A Climatology of UV Radiation, 1979–2000, 65S–65N

    Lee-Taylor, Julia (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Ultraviolet Radiation

    McKenzie, Richard L. (et al.)

    Pages 21-47

  • Climatology of Ultraviolet Radiation at High Latitudes Derived from Measurements of the National Science Foundation’s Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance Monitoring Network

    Bernhard, Germar (et al.)

    Pages 48-72

  • UV Solar Radiation in Polar Regions: Consequences for the Environment and Human Health

    Rafanelli, Claudio (et al.)

    Pages 73-105

  • Changes in Ultraviolet and Visible Solar Irradiance 1979 to 2008

    Herman, Jay

    Pages 106-159

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
UV Radiation in Global Climate Change
Book Subtitle
Measurements, Modeling and Effects on Ecosystems
Editors
  • Wei Gao
  • Daniel Schmoldt
  • James R. Slusser
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-03313-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-03313-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 544
Additional Information
Jointly published with Tsinghua University Press
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