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Baseline Measurements and Analysis of UK Ozone and UV - GA01053

Defra has previously supported two separate programmes to monitor ozone and ultraviolet. The measurement programmes have served different purposes. The ozone measurements provide information on the state of the ozone layer and form part of the UK contribution to the Vienna Convention to Protect the Ozone Layer and other global ozone monitoring programmes. The surface UV measurements have been primarily made to assess human exposure. These measurements are more localised given their sensitivity to factors such as tropospheric air pollution, cloud cover etc.
Defra wishes to continue this project to extend the existing long-term, high quality data records, especially for ozone, and thus continue to honour the UK commitments under the Vienna Convention. However this is not just a simple continuation, there is to be a greater emphasis on a) co-location of the measurement programmes and b) integration of other ozone and UV measurement. Also the Department has incorporated the recommendations made by the European Ozone Research Co-ordinating group (EORCU) at Cambridge to adopt WMO best practice in the monitoring programme and data processing. These requirements constitute a significant change in the current arrangements.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Baseline Measurements and Analysis of UK Ozone and UV   (1056k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2006

Cost: £806,609
Contractor / Funded Organisations
AEA Technology
Air quality monitoring              
Environmental Effects              
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Climate Change Adaptation