Atmospheric Changes and UV-B Monitoring

  • Paul C. Simon
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 8)


The atmospheric parameters controlling the UV-B irradiance at the Earth’s surface are shortly described. The long-term changes in the stratospheric and tropospheric composition affecting the UV radiative transfer are reviewed in order to define the appropriate strategy for global UV-B monitoring. The broad-band radiometer and spectral irradiance measurements currently performed are presented and discussed.


Stratospheric Ozone Tropospheric Ozone International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project Stratospheric Aerosol Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul C. Simon
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  1. 1.Institut d’Aéronomie Spatiale de BelgiqueBruxellesBelgium

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