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Volume 16, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2493–2505, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-2493-2016
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2493–2505, 2016
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Research article 01 Mar 2016

Research article | 01 Mar 2016

Short- and long-term variability of spectral solar UV irradiance at Thessaloniki, Greece: effects of changes in aerosols, total ozone and clouds

Ilias Fountoulakis et al.

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Short- and long-term variability of spectral UV irradiance at Thessaloniki, Greece, is discussed in association with changes in total ozone column, aerosols and cloudiness. The UV data set from two Brewer spectrophotometers is used for the analysis. For the entire period 1994–2014, positive, statistically significant increases of UV irradiance were found, mainly attributable to changes in aerosols. UV irradiance is mainly increased from 1994 to 2006 and remains relatively stable thereafter.
Short- and long-term variability of spectral UV irradiance at Thessaloniki, Greece, is discussed...
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