Related Internet Resources
NSF's UV monitoring network -- information and data from the National Science Foundation's UV monitoring program, maintained at the Biospherical Instruments, Inc. webspace.
National UV Monitoring Center (NUVMC) -- located at the University of Georgia, the NUVMC, in conjunction with the EPA, operates and maintains UV instrumentation at sites throughout the United States, and disseminates data through this web site.
World Radiation Data Centre -- online archive of solar radiation data from over 1000 stations around the world. Established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre-- headquarted in Toronto, Canada, this site archives UV and ozone data from over 300 monitoring stations around the world.
UV Index -- the latest UV index for cities around the United States and an archive of historical bulletins are provided by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center (CPC).
La Meteo Solaire -- UV radiation measurements and forecasts for France from La Securitie Solaire.
Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Change (NDSC) -- information on the NSDC, an international group of remote-sounding research stations for observing and understanding the physical and chemical state of the stratosphere.
The NIWA Lauder Home Page -- information on stratospheric ozone research at New Zealand's National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research, located at Lauder.
SUVDAMA Project -- information on the SUVDAMA (Scientific UV DAta MAnagement) project, an European Commission (EC) initiative to interpret existing ground based spectral UV measurements in Europe on the basis of an improved understanding of the radiative transfer processes.
FASTRT -- an on-line resource that calcualtes clear sky UV dose quantities based on user-specified conditions such as latitude/longitude, time of day, ozone amount, and action spectrum.
UV Tutorial (Lauder, New Zealand) -- brief discussion of the solar UV spectrum, human health effects, and ozone depletion, as well as information on New Zealand's UV monitoring programme.
Global UV monitoring -- information on the World Meteorological Organization's Scientific Steering Committee on UV Radiation.
SRRB Home Page -- information, data, instrumentation, and activities of NOAA's Surface Radiation Research Branch, located in Boulder, Colorado.
UV-B/ozone resources -- links to several UV and ozone data resources in Europe and the U.S., provided by P. J. Aphalo (Finland).
State of the Environment Norway 1997 -- background information on ozone depletion, UV radiation, human health and ecological effects, ozone-depleting substances (ODS), and national responses taken by the government of Norway to reduce ODS. Also provide information on a variety of other environmental topics.
Finnish Research Programme on Climate Change (SILMU) -- information on climate change activities at the Academy of Finland, which include ultraviolet radiation studies and health applications.
EPA Stratospheric Ozone Home Page -- extensive network of online reports, Clean Air Act regulations, press releases, and general information on ozone depletion, UV radiation, ozone-depleting substances, and potential biological effects of UV exposure.
US EPA Office of Air and Radiation -- additional information from the EPA on visibility, boundary layer ozone, and urban air quality.
Sunsor, Inc. -- Sunsor is a private company that develops low-cost UV meters for public and scientific use. Information about the instrument, measurement scale, and the establishment of a UV monitoring network is described in brief.
Biospherical Instruments Inc. -- a description of Biospherical's UV instrumentation and their involvement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) UV monitoring program. Also contains research and publication information, UV data, and updates from Antarctica.
SAFESUN -- Safesun is a compact handheld solar photometer that measures UV intensity and estimates total harmful exposure levels based on individuals' skin types.
TOMS Home Page -- home of the TOMS total column ozone archives from Nimbus-7, Meteor-3, and Earth Probe TOMS instruments. Also contains lots of other information about ozone, the atmosphere, and related data sets derived from TOMS.
HALOE Home Page -- data and informtation on the Halogen Occultation Experiment, an instrument on board NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) that measures stratospheric concentrations of ozone and ozone-depleting substances. Also contains recent publications from the HALOE science team.
NASA Facts On-Line: NASA's Ozone Studies -- an overview of NASA's initiatives to study stratospheric ozone.
EOS ozone education visuals -- a listing of images and slides that can be used for presentations provided by the EOS Project Science Office. Includes images for other topical areas in environmental science in addition to ozone depletion.
UNEP Ozone Secretariat Home Page -- provides information on treaties designed to protect the ozone layer, along with reports, publications, and press releases regarding ozone issues, and upcoming UNEP and Ozone Secretariat events.
Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties -- official UNEP report from the Fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, held in San Jose, Costa Rica, November 1996.
Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 1994 Executive Summary -- complete text of the WMO/UNEP document, including the special section on "Common Questions About Ozone".
AFEAS Home Page -- the Alternative Fluorocarbons Environmental Acceptability Study (AFEAS) website includes their publicly available documents covering the areas of global production & sales of CFCs, alternative compounds to CFCs, greenhouse warming potential, breakdown products of alternatives, and scientific background issues. Also includes a list of member companies and information on the PAFT program.
CFC emission inventories from GEIA -- global estimates of CFC-11 and CFC-12 emissions at 1x1 degree gridded resolution are provided by the Global Emissions Inventory Activity (GEIA). Map images, data files, and related references are available.
Why Does the Ozone Hole Vary in Size? -- a brief tutorial on research into why the Antarctic ozone hole varys in size from year to year, from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS).
Robert Parson's ozone FAQ -- parts I-IV of Robert Parson's well-known guide to ozone and ozone depletion issues.
TOVS total ozone analyses -- provides near real-time total column ozone maps for the entire globe as measures by TOVS. Also provides map and data archives, MPEG animations, and software to read the data.
SBUV/2 ozone data products -- daily total column ozone maps are available from NOAA's Satellite Backscatter Ultraviolet/2 instrument on the NOAA-14 satellite.
Climate Assessment for 1995 -- annual climate assessment report published by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC); includes reviews of northern and southern hemisphere stratospheric ozone levels during 1995, and comparison to long-term trends.
WMO ozone bulletins -- bulletins distributed by the secretariat of the World Meteorological Organization regarding the state of the Antarctic ozone layer. These bulletins are posted at approximately two week intervals during the Austral spring.
Union of Concerned Scientists Global Resources Program -- the UCS provides information on science, policy issues, and popular myths in the area of ozone depletion. Also provides an excellent summary of new developments in ozone depletion science.
British Antarctic Survey: Ozone at Vernadsky/Faraday and Halley -- ozone measurements provided by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) from their Halley Bay and Vernadsky (formerly Faraday) stations. Also contain information on topics related to ozone depletion.
NASA Facts: Ozone -- introductory explanation of atmospheric ozone, and the ozone depletion problem.
SSBUV Home Page -- a description of the Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Instrument (SSBUV) and its several missions on board the Space Shuttle. SSBUV measures solar irradiance and atmospheric ozone levels.
The GOME Sensor -- description of the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME), an instrument contained on the European Space Agency's ERS-2 satellite.
Ozone Imagery Guide -- from the University of Reading, UK, this site provides a guide to images and animations of atmospheric ozone.
NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory -- overview of activities in the area of stratospheric ozone research being conducted at the Aeronomy Lab in Boulder, Colorado.
Stratospheric Ozone Depletion tutorial -- an introductory resource file for both teachers and students interested in the ozone layer.
Environment Canada's Stratospheric Ozone Web Site -- contains desciptive primers on ozone depletion and related issues, information on national and international ozone protection programs, and the "KIDZONE", a section designed especially for children.
Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU): Ozone page -- a guide to several on-line ozone data resources from around the world, including the European Arctic Stratospheric Experiment (EASOE).
The World Ozone Data Centre -- headquarted in Toronto, Canada, this site archives UV and ozone data from over 300 monitoring stations around the world.
CMDL Home Page -- a guide to research activities and data resources at NOAA's Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory (CMDL). Includes individual links to nitrous oxide and halocarbon data, ozone and water vapor profiles, total column ozone data, and solar radiation data.
GLOBAL CHANGE ELECTRONIC EDITION -- an on-line publication reviewing climate change and ozone depletion topics. Updated monthly.
GLOBAL CHANGE ELECTRONIC EDITION: DATA AND TRENDS -- companion site to the previous link which provides reports containing data and trend information on climate and ozone issues.
ICAIR: ozone guide -- short introduction to stratospheric ozone science. Note that there are several images in this document that make it rather large (118k) so it may take some time to load.
European Ozone Research Coordinating Unit -- located at Cambridge University, this site provides information on European research campaigns focused on Arctic ozone depletion processes, including EASOE, SESAME, and THESEO, the Third European Stratospheric Experiment on Ozone.
WMO Ozone Maps -- daily total ozone maps for 1995 and 1996 in gif and postscript format. Provided by WMO through the Aristotle University at Thessaloniki, Greece.
Ozone Soundings at Neumayer -- ozone sounding images and data from the Neumayer Antarctic station from 1992 to present; temperature and zonal wind data is available for 1995. Information on ozone soundings at Georg Forster station from 1985 is also available.
UNEP Climate Fact Sheet Index -- a listing of all UNEP climate fact sheets, which include a short review of the Vienna Convention, Montreal Protocol, and amemdments to the Protocol (#224), and the role of CFCs in climate change (#031).
SOLIS - Stratospheric Ozone Law, Information & Science -- a guide to ozone science and national and international policy information. Includes such links as the British Antarctic Survey's ozone bulletins and Portions of the March 1995 Supplement to the 1994 Assessments of the Montreal Protocol.
NAACCR -- North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) homepage contains links to state and provincial registries with skin cancer incidence data.
Cancer Registries on the Web -- supported by the Rotterdam Cancer Registry, this site contains links to several registries from around the world.
Menzies Foundation -- based in Australia, the Menzies Foundation promotes public health awareness in several areas including sun exposure, and has hosted an international conference on the health effects of ozone depletion.
National Association of Physicians for the Environment (NAPE) -- provides information to physicians and the public on the environmental impacts on human health. Contains a good deal of information on the UV index.
Melanoma -- fact sheet on melanoma skin cancer provided by the National Cancer Institute.
Non-melanoma skin cancer -- fact sheet on basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and actinic keratosis provided by the National Cancer Institute.
Intraocular Melanoma -- fact sheet on intraocular melanoma provided by the National Cancer Institute.
Kaposi's sarcoma -- fact sheet on Kaposi's sarcoma provided by the National Cancer Institute.
Institute of Medical Physics -- located at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, the Working Group on Ultraviolet Radiation provide links to abstracts on epidemiological research in Austria as well as UV-index maps for Austria and Europe.
EOS ozone education visuals-- a listing of images and slides that can be used for presentations provided by the EOS Project Science Office. Includes images for other topical areas in environmental science in addition to ozone depletion.
Photobiology Online -- a wide-ranging guide to the field of photobiology, including book and journal information, photobiological resources, upcoming events, society information, and educational and research opportunities.
NIH consensus statement on UV/skin -- statement on human health impacts of UV exposure from the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference, May 8-10, 1989.
National Skin Centre (NSC), Singapore -- contains educational information on many types of skin diseases in addition to skin cancers, and has a useful guide on environmental hazards to exposed skin.
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) -- this site includes a guide to the IARC publication series, monographs, technical reports, and other scientific publications, and general information about the organization itself.
Climate Change and Human Health -- report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) discussing health issues related to climate change. Also includes a section on health effects of ozone depletion.