STRATEGY FOR A UV-B MONITORING NETWORK: VERIFICATION, CALIBRATION, AND INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Amount:
$199,773.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1995
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
26833
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Biospherical Instruments, Inc.
5340 Riley St, San Diego, CA, 92110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Charles R Booth
 (619) 686-1888
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SINCE THE DISCOVERY OF THE "OZONE HOLE" THE MONITORING OF LONG TERM TRENDS AND GEOGRAPHICAL VARIABILITY OF UV IRRADIANCE AND HOW IT IMPACTS OUR ENVIRONMENT HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT. THERE IS AN IMMEDIATE NEED TO DEPLOY NETWORKS OF SUITABLE INSTRUMENTATION YET THERE APPEARS TO BE NO SIGNIFICANT LEVEL OF AGREEMENT THAT SUITABLE AND COST-EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVES EVEN EXIST. THIS PROPOSED EFFORT WILL DEVELOP ALL THE METHODOLOGY REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH AND OPERATE MONITORING NETWORKS COMPOSED OF INSTRUMENTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE, AND THUS ARE POTENTIALLY READY FOR DEPLOYMENT. INHERENT IN THIS EFFORT IS THE NECESSITY TO ADDRESS CRITICAL QUALITY CONTROL ISSUES THAT MUST BE MET TO SATISFY THE NEEDS OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL CONCENTRATE ON DEVELOPING AND DEMONSTRATING STRATEGIES FOR EMPLOYING SIMPLE FILTER-BASED RADIOMETERS THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF YIELDING A FULL SUITE OF MEASUREMENTS OF UV-B IMPACT AS INFLUENCED BY CHANGES IN OZONE CONCENTRATION AND OTHER PARAMETERS SENSITIVE TO GLOBAL CHANGE SUCH AS CLOUD COVER.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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