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Main Title Results of research related to stratospheric ozone protection : report to Congress /
Author Ruff, R. E. ; Russell, P. B. ; Kaplan, S. D. ; Holt, B. R. ; Ryan., J. W.
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Ruff, R. E.
CORP Author SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Health and Ecological Effects.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 600-8-78-002
Stock Number PB-284 400
OCLC Number 04297744
Subjects Ozone--Physiological effect. ; Plants--Effect of ozone on. ; Atmospheric ozone. ; Pollution de l'air. ; Etats-Unis d'Amérique. ; Etats-Unis d'Amâerique.
Additional Subjects Ozone ; Air pollution ; Ecosystems ; Ecology ; Public health ; Ultraviolet radiation ; Skin cancer ; Plants(Botany) ; Stratosphere ; Monitoring ; Forecasting ; Climatology ; Assessments ; Measuring instruments ; Biological and Climatic Effects Research Program ; Atmospheric chemistry
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EHAM  QC879.7.R488 1978 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-78-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/28/2014
EJED  EPA 600/8-78/002 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 02/18/2005
EKBD  EPA-600/8-78-002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/01/2008
ERAD  EPA 600/8-78-002 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/19/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-8-78-002 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-284 400 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 42 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Research on ozone protection has been coordinated under the Biological and Climatic Effects Research (BACER) Program. This is a multiagency, multidisciplinary effort initially funded by The Environmental Protection Agency. Its purpose is to reduce uncertainties regarding ozone depletion to improve regulatory decision-making. Health, biological, ecological, climatic and social/economic effects are studied. Activities include surveys of skin cancer among populations at different latitudes, measurements of solar UV-B (290-320nm) at the sites, tests of over 100 plant species under simulated and natural UV-B levels, experiments with aquatic ecosystems, and social/economic workshops. Results to date are as follows: surveys generally support belief that skin cancer incidence is related to UV-B exposure; mortality from skin cancer is increasing among the young, probably due to changes in life style--more time outdoors; all plants tested are sensitive to UV-B at some exposure level; some plants are stunted, others suffer bleached or discolored leaves; UV-B damages larvae of shrimp, crab, mackerel and anchovy; photorepair mechanism is suggested as a potential mitigator of UV-B effects in plants; field type, medium resolution spectroradiometer and calibration standards were developed; and a conceptual model, including parameter uncertainties, is developed for integrated assessment of costs/benefits of control vs. non-control. Reliability of assessments increase as parameter uncertainties decrease--do not have to revise model for new data.
Issued January 1978. "First Research Report to Congress, required by the Ozone Protection Sections of the Clean Air Act Amendment of 1977 ; PL 95-95." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 600/8-78-002."