WIT Press


The STREAMER Project: An Overview

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR000471

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,222 kb

Author(s)

M. Bittner and T. Erbertseder

Abstract

In recent years it has become evident that the distribution of ozone is strongly characterized by small scale structures both in time and space. This extraordinary variability is mostly due to the formation of finger-like structures ("streamers") reaching out from equatorial regions, towards higher latitudes and obviously carrying ozone-low air towards densely populated areas such as Europe. As a consequence, strong modulations in the intensity of ground-level UV-B radiation is observed. Today, there is broad agreement that high UV dosages can cause considerable biological damage, to man, crops and animals. The objective of STREAMER (Small Scale Structure Early Warning and Monitoring in Atmospheric Ozone and Related Exposure to UV-B Radiation) is the development, installation and validation of an o

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