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UV-B radiation amplification factor determined based on the simultaneous observation of total ozone and global spectral irradianceThe Japan Meteorological Agency started the spectral observation of solar ultraviolet (UV) irradiance on 1 January 1990 at Tateno, Aerological Observatory in Tsukuba (35 deg N, 140 deg E). The observation has been carried out using the Brewer spectrophotometer for the wavelengths from 290 to 325 nm with a 0.5 nm interval every hour from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset throughout a year. Because of remarkable similarity within observed spectra, an observed spectrum can be expressed by a simple combination of a reference spectrum and two parameters expressing the deformation of the observed spectrum from the reference. By use of the relation between one of the deformation parameters and the total ozone simultaneously observed with the Dobson spectrophotometer, the possible increase of UV irradiance due to ozone depletion is estimated. For damaging UV, the irradiance possibly increases about 19 percent with the ozone depletion of 10 percent at noon throughout the year in the northern midlatitudes. DUV at noon on the summer solstice possibly increases about 5.6 percent with the ozone depletion of 10 m atm-cm for all latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Ito, T. (Japan Meteorological Agency Tokyo, Japan)
Sakoda, Y. (Japan Meteorological Agency Tokyo, Japan)
Matsubara, K. (Japan Meteorological Agency Tokyo, Japan)
Kajihara, R. (Japan Meteorological Agency Tokyo, Japan)
Uekubo, T. (Japan Meteorological Agency Tokyo, Japan)
Kobayashi, M. (Japan Meteorological Agency Tokyo, Japan)
Shitamichi, M. (Japan Meteorological Agency Tokyo, Japan)
Ueno, T. (Japan Meteorological Agency Tokyo, Japan)
Ito, M. (Japan Meteorological Agency Tokyo, Japan)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, Ozone in the Troposphere and Stratosphere, Part 2
Subject Category
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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