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Solar ultraviolet radiation in a changing climate
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers
  • Craig E Williamson, Miami University - Oxford
  • Richard G Zepp, United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Robyn M Lucas, University of Western Australia
  • Sasha Madronich, National Center For Atmospheric Research, Boulder, United States
  • Amy T Austin, IFEVA Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Carlos L Ballare, IFEVA Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Mary Norval, University of Edinburgh
  • Barbara Sulzberger, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
  • Alkiviadis F Bais, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Richard L McKenzie, New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
  • Sharon A Robinson, University of Wollongong
  • Donat -P Hader, Neue Strasse 9, Germany
  • Nigel D Paul, Lancaster University
  • Janet F Bornman, Curtin University
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Williamson, C. E., Zepp, R. G., Lucas, R. M., Madronich, S., Austin, A. T., Ballare, C. L., Norval, M., Sulzberger, B., Bais, A. F., McKenzie, R., Robinson, S. A., Hader, D., Paul, N. D. & Bornman, J. F. (2014). Solar ultraviolet radiation in a changing climate. Nature Climate Change, 4 (June), 434-441.

The projected large increases in damaging ultraviolet radiation as a result of global emissions of ozone-depleting substances have been forestalled by the success of the Montreal Protocol. New challenges are now arising in relation to climate change. We highlight the complex interactions between the drivers of climate change and those of stratospheric ozone depletion, and the positive and negative feedbacks among climate, ozone and ultraviolet radiation. These will result in both risks and benefits of exposure to ultraviolet radiation for the environment and human welfare. This Review synthesizes these new insights and their relevance in a world where changes in climate as well as in stratospheric ozone are altering exposure to ultraviolet radiation with largely unknown consequences for the biosphere.
Citation Information
Craig E Williamson, Richard G Zepp, Robyn M Lucas, Sasha Madronich, et al.. "Solar ultraviolet radiation in a changing climate" (2014)
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