EPA Science Inventory

Solar ultraviolet radiation in a changing climate

Citation:

Williamson, C., R. Zepp, R. Lucas, S. Madronich, A. Austin, C. Ballare, M. Norval, B. Sulzberger, A. Bais, R. McKenzie, S. Robinson, D. Hader, N. Paul, AND J. Bornman. Solar ultraviolet radiation in a changing climate. Nature Climate Change. Nature Publishing Group, New York, NY, 4(6):434-441, (2014).

Impact/Purpose:

Published in Nature Climate Change

Description:

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.

URLs/Downloads:

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 05/28/2014
Record Last Revised: 12/02/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 295065

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH DIVISION