Long-term variability of UV radiation in the spectral range of 300–380 nm in Moscow.

11 November 2017

Abstract

The seasonal and interannual variability of global ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the spectral range of 300-380 nm (0380) in Moscow in 1968-2014 is analyzed. The effect of cloudiness on the magnitude of 0380 is assessed. The smallest (-22...-26%) losses due to cloudiness are registered in May-August, and the highest ones (to -45%) are observed in October-November.

According to the UV radiation reconstruction model and measurement data, the long-term deviations of 0380 from the average (for 1968-1997) due to clouds can reach + (11-12)%. The statistically significant positive linear trend in total annual 0380 is revealed from the data of both the reconstruction model and observations (about 1.5% per decade for 1968-2014 and 3% per decade for 1979-2014).

Citation

Chubarova, N.E., 2017. Long-term variability of UV radiation in the spectral range of 300–380 nm in Moscow. Russian Meteorology and Hydrology, 42(11), pp.693-699.

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