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USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Data and data products are available for download in numeric or graphic format http://uvb.nrel.colostate.edu/UVB/uvb_dataaccess.jsf
Surface In-Situ Networks
High energy ultraviolet solar radiation can significantly damage plants, crops, animals, and ecosystems, alone or in combination with other environmental stress factors such as temperature and moisture. To address these concerns, in 1992 the USDA established the UV-B Monitoring and Research Program at Colorado State University to provide cost-effective monitoring of UV-B levels over wide geographic areas of the United States. The program's primary objective is continued operation of the 37 station national network of UV-B monitoring instruments to deliver high quality data, data products, and services in support of agricultural research describing the geographic distribution of UV-B solar irradiance, effects of increased or diminished UV-B on crops, native and invasive plants, and animals, and to facilitate the use of these measurements directly or as input to climate and crop models.
CONTACT
James Slusser
USDA UVB Radiation Monitoring Program Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Department 1499, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1499
(970) 491-3623
sluss@uvb.nrel.colostate.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameNAT USDA UVB
Collective
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationUSA
Number of Stations37
Map of Stationshttp://uvb.nrel.colostate.edu/UVB/jsp/uvb_climate_network.jsp
Categoryradiation, meteorology, air chemistry, aerosol
Parameters (Most)
Paramters (Limited)
Archive
Period of Record1992-present
Temporal Resolution
Data SeasonNightly
Data AvailabilityDaily
Other Purposes
FixedNo
MobileNo
PortableNo
UPDATED ON
30 Sep 2009 09:44