• Ultraviolet Dose Maps of Europe ; A Remote Sensing/GIS Application for Public Health and Environmental Studies

      Bordewijk JA; de Woerd HJ; LLO (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu RIVMBeleids Commissie voor Remote Sensing (BCRS)Delft, 1996-12-31)
      In a pilot project remote sensing observations of the atmosphere were used for studying the effects of changing budgets of ultraviolet radiation (UV) on the surface of the earth and the resulting extra risks for humans and the environment. A model is presented to calculate the monthly mean UV budget with high spatial resolution taking thickness of the ozone column, cloudiness and altitude into account. The knowledge on the changes in the UV budget will form the basis of a study to explore the changes in risk related to UV exposure.<br>