The Effects of Climate and Solar Elevation Angle on Intensity of Ultraviolet RadiationEarth and Environmental Sciences
- Elyse Wexler
"In this study, UV radiation was studied in comparison to temperature, cloud cover, ozone level, humidity, and time of day with the intent to understand the relationship between climate and UV radiation. Being able to prepare for and predict the amount of UV radiation you are exposed to regularly is important for protecting yourself from harm, especially in Arizona. Time of day had a higher correlation with UV radiation than the rest of the variables. The R variable (a number that represents the strength of a linear relationship of two variables) for time of day was 0.5365 while ozone level’s (the second highest variable) was 0.1804. This experiment contributed to the understanding of Tucson’s climate, which is important because increased public understanding of UV radiation and it’s interaction with your body reduces skin cancer and other health problems that are linked to UV radiation."