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ANGEO | Articles | Volume 37, issue 2
Ann. Geophys., 37, 129-141, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-37-129-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Ann. Geophys., 37, 129-141, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-37-129-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Regular paper 06 Mar 2019

Regular paper | 06 Mar 2019

Spring and summer time ozone and solar ultraviolet radiation variations over Cape Point, South Africa

David J. du Preez et al.
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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (19 Sep 2018) by Petr Pisoft
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Reduced atmospheric ozone results in increased solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) at the surface which may potentially negative impact public health. We aimed to assess whether or not the break-up of the Antarctic ozone hole had an impact on ozone and UVR at Cape Point (South Africa). We found a moderate inverse relationship between ozone and UVR at midday on clear-sky days. The Antarctic ozone hole had a limited effect on ozone levels while tropical air masses more frequently affected the site.
Reduced atmospheric ozone results in increased solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) at the surface...
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