Measuring solar UV-B: why is it so difficult?

Keywords: ultraviolet radiation, measurement, broadband sensors, spectroradiometers, spectrometers, problems and solutions

Abstract

Measuring UV-B radiation is difficult. However, a short demonstration of some of the causes behind the difficulties will be of interest. I will discuss how the properties of the emission spectrum of a radiation source, the shape of the biological spectral weighting functions, and the spectral response of radiation detectors interact to cause difficulties.

Author Biography

Pedro J. Aphalo, ViPS, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

University Lecturer, Principal Investigator

Published
2016-06-20
How to Cite
Aphalo, P. (2016). Measuring solar UV-B: why is it so difficult?. UV4Plants Bulletin, 2016(1), 21-27. https://doi.org/10.19232/uv4pb.2016.1.14
Section
Methods