Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 8, 5919-5938, 2008
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Typical distribution of the solar erythemal UV radiation over Slovakia
A. Pribullová1 and M. Chmelík2
1Geophysical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Stará Lesná, Slovakia
2Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute, Poprad-Gánovce, Slovakia

Abstract. Maps of the solar erythemal ultraviolet (UV) radiation daily doses were created for every month with horizontal resolution of 500 m at geographical domain 47.15 N–49.86 N×16.94 E–22.81 E covering the territory of Slovakia. Cloud modification factor for the UV radiation (cmfUV) was modelled utilizing relation between the cmf of total and UV radiation.

The maps of the cmf factor of the UV radiation were created utilizing measurements of total radiation performed at 9 observatories during 1995–2004 period and the model of cmf dependence on altitude. Maps of clear-sky UV radiation daily dose and UV radiation daily dose affected by average cloudiness were constructed for mean monthly total ozone, their upper and lower monthly limits, for two probability levels of snow cover occurrence as criterion for the snow effect incorporation in the model and for 1 day representing typical values of every month. The map-set can be considered as an atlas of the solar erythemal UV radiation over Slovakia.

Citation: Pribullová, A. and Chmelík, M.: Typical distribution of the solar erythemal UV radiation over Slovakia, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 8, 5919-5938, doi:10.5194/acpd-8-5919-2008, 2008.
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