Articles | Volume 21, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 18689–18705, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-18689-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 18689–18705, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-18689-2021
Research article
23 Dec 2021
Research article | 23 Dec 2021

Variability and trends in surface solar spectral ultraviolet irradiance in Italy: on the influence of geopotential height and lower-stratospheric ozone

Ilias Fountoulakis et al.

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The variability and trends of solar spectral UV irradiance have been studied for the periods 1996–2020 (for Rome) and 2006–2020 (for Lampedusa, Rome, and Aosta) with respect to the variability and trends of total ozone and geopotential height. Analyses revealed increasing UV in particular months at all sites, possibly due to decreasing lower-stratospheric ozone (at Rome in 1996–2020) and decreasing attenuation by aerosols and/or clouds (at all stations in 2006–2020).
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