Earth  ID: 2980

Ground Level UV Exposure

A large ozone hole means more ultraviolet exposure. TOMS tracks solar ultraviolet (UV-B radiation) measured at 290-320 nanometer wavelengths. Loss of stratospheric ozone has been linked to skin cancer in humans. Increased UV-B exposures for Southern continents can seriously impact phytoplankton and other species. Red is for high UV exposure and blue is for low UV exposure.

For More Information

http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/2003/1208toms.html


Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Paul Newman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Data Used:
Earth Probe/TOMS/Erythemal 2003/07/01, 2003/08/31, 2003/08/29, 2003/11/03
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Dates of Data Used:
2003/07/01, 2003/08/31, 2003/08/29, 2003/11/03

Keywords:
SVS >> Erythemal
SVS >> Radiation
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Stratospheric Ozone >> Distribution
SVS >> Ultraviolet Exposure
NASA Science >> Earth