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home page icon Welcome to the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center's (SEDAC) home page for the Stratospheric Ozone and Human Health Project. Stratospheric ozone protects the Earth's surface from high levels of biologically damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is known to be a significant risk factor for skin cancers, eye cataracts, and immune system suppression. Due to the current downward trends in total column ozone at mid- and high-latitudes, the expected increase in UV exposure as a result of this ozone loss may pose a significant health risk in the future.

The purpose of this site is to provide data and resources in the areas of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, ozone, and human health impacts of UV exposure for use by researchers, educators, government officials, health providers, students, and the general public.

Please note: This site is no longer being updated, but is being maintained for reference purposes.

The purpose of this site is to provide data and resources in the areas of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, ozone, and human health impacts of UV exposure for use by researchers, educators, government officials, health providers, students, and the general public.

DATA RESOURCES


Research and Impacts Reports Research and Impacts Reports -- a listing of selected publications from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in the areas of environmental effects of ozone depletion and ozone monitoring research.

Near-real time UV dose estimates using TOMS ozone data Near-real time UV dose estimates using TOMS ozone data --global coverage of yesterday's clear sky UV dose levels

Thematic Guide on Ozone Depletion

Thematic Guide on Ozone Depletion -- CIESIN's Thematic Guide resource provides overview documents and full-text access to peer-reviewed publications related to ozone depletion, potential impacts on human and ecosystem health, CFCs, and more.

*Please note: this service and associated pages are no longer being updated.


Human Health Data Resources

Human Health Data Resources -- aa guide to statistical and epidemiological datasets and related resources from disease registries, surveys, and studies that provide information on human health effects related to ultraviolet exposure.

*Please note: this service and associated pages are no longer being updated.


Related Internet Resources

Related Internet Resources -- a guide to additional resources available on the World Wide Web and gopher servers worldwide in the areas of ozone depletion, ultraviolet radiation, and human health.

*Please note: this service and associated pages are no longer being updated.


UltraViolet Interactive Service (UVIS)

UltraViolet Interactive Service (UVIS) -- hourly, daily and monthly model estimates of biologically effective doses for several locations across the United States from 1979-1990 using NASA satellite data. Model description and related documentation is also provided.

*Please note: this service has been retired and is no longer supported by SEDAC. The Web pages linked from here are being maintained for reference purposes.


Bibliographic Database

Bibliographic Database -- A searchable index containing over 3,300 citations of journal articles, conference presentations, books, and other periodicals in the areas of ozone depletion, UV radiation, and ecological and human health.

*Please note: this service has been retired and is no longer supported by SEDAC.






 
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