Health at Risk through UV induced Skin Cancer in the Context of a Changing Climate
|Supervisor:||Dr. Stana Simic, Prof. Dr. Seckmeyer|
|Funded by:||Climate and energy fund Austria, (ACRP)|
The project UVSkinRisk aims an improved understanding of UV variability in the past, estimation of future scenarios, influence of the climate change and the expected impacts on the incidence of melanoma skin cancer.
The part of the IMuk was to simulate sky radiance for several locations in Austria under different conditions. The Figure above shows that the distribution of the sky radiance in the UV-B is different to the distribution in the visible. Despite the greater difference in latitude (approx. 6°) of the simulated locations, deviations between the calculated exposure values around 5% are relatively small. Due to high natural variability of exposures caused by cloudiness or aerosols, these differences are hardly detectable in practice. This demonstrates that exposure calculations can be transferred between different locations at, least in summer.