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Main Title Impact of Enhanced Solar UV-B Radiation Upon the Marine Ecosystem.
Author Worrest, Robert C. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/D-83-101;
Stock Number PB83-247411
Additional Subjects Meetings ; Radiation effects ; Ultraviolet radiation ; Solar radiation ; Marine biology ; Marine ecosystems ; Biological effects
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-247411 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 11p
For years scientist and laymen alike have casually noted the impact of solar ultraviolet radiation upon the nonhuman component of the biosphere. It was not until recently, when human activities were thought to threaten the protective stratospheric ozone shield, that researchers undertook intensive studies into the biological stress caused by the previously slighted short-wavelength edge of the global solar spectrum. Stratospheric ozone functions 220-320 nm waveband as it penetrates through the atmosphere, thus allowing only small amounts of the longer wavelengths of radiation in this waveband to leak through to the surface of the earth. Although this radiation (UV-B radiation, 290-320 nm) comprises only a small fraction (less than 1%) of the total solar spectrum, it can have a major impact on biological systems due to its actinic nature.