NRPB solar ultraviolet radiation measurement network

A. J. Pearson*, S. F. Dean, I. E.S. Clark, J. I. Campbell, K. J. Grainger, C. M.H. Driscoll, A. F. McKinlay, M. H. Repacholi

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The National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) has established a solar radiation measurement network in the UK. Each site incorporates a solar radiation measurement system (SRMS) measuring erythemally effective irradiance, UVA irradiance and illuminance. Raw data consist of 5-minute mean values. All sites are linked to a screen display at NRPB. Data are loaded onto a computer for calibration. Subsequent processing yields long-term mean or time integrated quantities. SRMS units are re-calibrated annually. Calibration involves use of a scanning spectroradiometer (SSR). The SSR and SRMS units introduce uncertainties into the measurement data. Factors contributing to this uncertainty have been examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-172
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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