CIE, Vitamin D and DNA damage: A synergetic study in Thessaloniki, Greece

Melina Maria Zempila, Michael Taylor, Ilias Fountoulakis, Maria Elissavet Koukouli, Alkiviadis Bais, Antii Arola, Jos Van Geffen, Michiel Van Weele, Ronald Van Der A, Natalia Kouremeti, Stelios Kazadzis, Chariklia Meleti, Dimitrios Balis

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The present study aims to validate different approachesfor the estimation of three photobiological effectivedoses: the erythemal UV, the Vitamin D and that forDNA damage, using high temporal resolution surfacebasedmeasurements of solar UV from 2005-2015. Datafrom a UV spectrophotometer, a multi-filter radiometer,and a UV radiation pyranometer that are located inThessaloniki, Greece are used together with empiricalrelations, algorithms and models in order to calculatethe desired quantities. In addition to the surface-baseddose retrievals, OMI/Aura and the combinedSCIAMACHY/Envisat and GOME/MetopA satelliteproducts are also used in order to assess the accuracy ofeach method for deriving the photobiological doses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016
EditorsL. Ouwehand
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
ISBN (Electronic)9789292213053
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventLiving Planet Symposium 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 9 May 201613 May 2016

Publication series

NameEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
ISSN (Print)0379-6566


ConferenceLiving Planet Symposium 2016
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic

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