Solar Ultraviolet Radiation

Modelling, Measurements and Effects

  • Christos S. Zerefos
  • Alkiviadis F. Bais

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Ivar S. A. Isaksen
    Pages 13-21
  3. Guy Brasseur, XueXi Tie
    Pages 85-94
  4. Geir-Arne Hansen, Kjell Henriksen, Hans-Christian Eilertsen
    Pages 143-154
  5. G. Seckmeyer, A. Albold, B. Mayer
    Pages 155-164
  6. M. Blumthaler
    Pages 175-185
  7. Yiannis Manetas
    Pages 201-208
  8. D.-P. Häder
    Pages 209-231
  9. J. B. Kerr, C. T. McElroy, D. I. Wardle
    Pages 251-258
  10. Ann R. Webb, Elizabeth C. Weatherhead
    Pages 267-278
  11. R. L. McKenzie, P. V. Johnston, G. Seckmeyer
    Pages 279-287
  12. Ann R. Webb
    Pages 297-302
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 325-337

About these proceedings


Following the rapid developments in the UV-B measurement techniques and the rapidly growing research in the field in the late 80's and early 90's, we organized a large gathering of distinguished experts in a NATO Advanced Study Institute, held in Halkidiki, Greece on October, 2-11. 1995. The Institute was organized so as to include state of the art lectures on most aspects of solar ultraviolet radiation and its effects. This was achieved by extended lectures and discussions given in five sessions by 27 lecturers and a demonstration of filed measurements and calibration techniques at the end of the Institute. The ASI began with the sun and fundamentals on solar radiative emissions and their variability in time and continued with the interaction of solar Ultraviolet with the atmosphere through the complex scattering processes and photochemical reactions involved. Particular emphasis was given to changes in atmospheric composition imposed by different manifestations of the solar activity cycle. as well as on the modelling of radiative transfer through the atmosphere and the ocean under variable environmental conditions. Overviews on the ozone issue. its monitoring and variability were extensively discussed with emphasis on the observed acceleration of ozone decline in the early 90's. This acceleration had as a consequence, significant increases in UV-B radiation observed at a few world-wide distributed stations.


Absorption Atmosphäre Ozon Ozone depletion Radiometer UV Strahlung UV radiation Umweltphysik atmosphere ecosystem environmental physics ozone satellite spheric

Editors and affiliations

  • Christos S. Zerefos
    • 1
  • Alkiviadis F. Bais
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Atmospheric PhysicsAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08300-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03375-3
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