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LEMUS-DESCHAMPS, L. et al. Diagnosis of clear sky ultraviolet radiation for Mexico. Atmósfera [online]. 2002, vol.15, n.3, pp.165-171. ISSN 0187-6236.

A discrete-ordinate radiative transfer model is employed to develop a regional clear sky ultraviolet (UV) diagnosis system. The clear sky UV radiation, weighted by the spectral sensitivity of human skin is calculated using the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) data sets. Examples of the geographical clear sky UV Index distributions are presented and the model results are compared with surface UV measurements from the University of Colima for 1999.

Keywords : Ultraviolet radiation; ultraviolet; UV Index; ultraviolet diagnosis.

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