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The effect of varying ozone concentration on surface UV-B radiation: a Fiji perspective

Koshy, Kanayathu and Maata, Matakite and Samad, Ansari and Sami, Gopal and Tabudravu, Jioji N. (2006) The effect of varying ozone concentration on surface UV-B radiation: a Fiji perspective. The South Pacific Journal of Natural Sciences, 24 (1). pp. 28-31. ISSN 1013-9877

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Abstract

Projects studying the effect of column ozone levels on UV-B radiation reaching the surface of the Earth as part of a wider global observation of vertical profiling were initiated by NASA/NOAA in the 1990s. A comparison of the changes in UV-B radiation as a function of ozone concentration revealed a negative correlation. We have shown for the first time in Fiji that a similar trend exists but with more scatter. Previous studies at this site (USP) have shown that the atmospheric concentration of aerosols varies seasonally and this may have a bearing on the scatter of the results.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Institute of Applied Science
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2006 11:40
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 14:54
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/4003
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