UVB radiometry and its Monte Carlo simulation

P. Agnostini, E. Baicchi, E. Cupini

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Abstract

At the ENEA Research Centre of Brasimone (44.11 °N; 11.11 °E; 890 m a.s.1.) a narrowband multifilter radiometer for 4 wavelengths of UVB radiation has been tested and operated; its use for long duration measurement campaigns of ultraviolet flux at ground level is foreseen, operating the separation of direct and diffuse components of the radiation. Experimental results have been compared with those obtained by means of the PREMAR-2 code, which uses the Monte Carlo method to simulate the transport of radiation in the atmosphere. To this aim, data obtained by using the radiance-transmittance LOWTRAN-7 code have been exploited to build up a library data set of the above code. Comparisons between experimental and computational results on a fine meteorological day, for the diffuse/total radiation ratio on the ground, were found to agree.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663 - 673
Number of pages11
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C
Volume22
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Agnostini, P., Baicchi, E., & Cupini, E. (1999). UVB radiometry and its Monte Carlo simulation. Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C, 22(5), 663 - 673.