UV-A/UV-B measurements

Updated 2002-02-12

The changes in the stratospheric ozone layer due to anthropogen emissions lead to an increasing insolation of sunlight in the UV-B range (280nm - 320nm) on ground. One of the major objects of UV-B measurements is to detect long-term trends. The most interesting areas corresponding to ozone depletion are Antarctica and more recently the region around the northern pole. In interdisciplinary cooperation the data are also basis for research in the effects of increasing UV-B doses on plankton, algae, and other organisms. Since 1998 additional measurements of UV-A radiation (320-400nm) are done.

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
1996 - 2050
Data collection
1996 -
Data processing
1996 -
Data reporting
1996 -

Contact information

Contact person
Helmut Tüg
Address
Alfred Wegener Institute Foundation for Polar and Marine Research Columbusstrasse D-27568 Bremerhaven
Phone
+49 471 4831 1190
Fax
+49 471 4831 1149
Email
ed.nevahremerb-iwa@geuth

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
UV effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled

Geography

Regions studied
Koldewey Station, Ny-Ålesund/Spitsbergen
Svalbard

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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