EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION
Electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength than visible radiation
but longer than x-rays. Radiation in the interval 10 to 4000 angstroms.
UV radiation from the sun is responsible for many photochemical ractions
in the upper atmosphere especially the formation of ozone. UV-B radiation
in the range 280-320 nm can possibly have serious health effects on humans
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2nd ed. Chapman and Hall, NY.