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Main Title Action Spectra and Their Key Role in Assessing Biological Consequences of Solar UV-B Radiation Change.
Author Caldwell, M. M. ; Camp, L. B. ; Warner, C. W. ; Flint, S. D. ;
CORP Author Utah State Univ., Logan.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/D-87/006;
Stock Number PB87-147138
Additional Subjects Plants(Botany) ; Solar ultraviolet radiation ; Radiation effects ; Ozone ; Radiation damage ; Biological radiation effects
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-147138 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 29p
Action spectra of ultraviolet (UV) damage to plants must be used as weighting functions to (1) evaluate the relative increase of solar UV radiation that would result from a decreased atmospheric ozone layer, the radiation amplification factor--RAF; (2) evaluate the existing natural gradients of solar UV irradiance on the earth; (3) compare UV radiation from lamp systems in experiments with solar UV radiation in nature. Only if the relevant biological action spectra have certain characteristics is there a potential biological problem that would result from ozone reduction. Similarly, the existence of a natural latitudinal solar UV gradient is dependent on action spectrum characteristics.