Cloud Effects on UV Irradiance Measurements (CEUVIM)

Updated 2003-07-14

The goal of this project is to find the relationships between the UV solar spectral irradiances sampled at ground level in different cloudy situations. This information will be useful for a double target: to a better tuning of the UV Green model outputs and to evaluate the effects of the solar UV radiation on biological target. A second target is to have information about the cloud effect on computing the Umkehr model output (vertical Ozone profiles). This goal will be carried out installing in Ny-Ålesund a spectrophotometer Brewer to sample the UV irradiance synchronous with an automatic photo-camera taking pictures of sky. An analytical study of the two kinds of data allows finding the relationships searched.

Time frame

Project time span
1998 - 2007
Data collection
1998 - 2005
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Claudio Rafanelli
Istituto di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e del Clima – Sez. di Roma (ISAC) CNR Area Ricerca Roma Tor Vergata Via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100 00133 Roma
+39 6 49934284
+39 6 49934291

Parameters and Media

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


Regions studied
UV effects
UV effects

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
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