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Title: Inclusion of an ultraviolet radiation transfer component in an urban forest effects model for predicting tree influences on potential below-canopy exposure to UVB radiation

Author: Heisler, Gordon M.; Grant, Richard H.; Nowak, David J.; Gao, Wei; Crane, Daniel E.; Walton, Jeffery T.

Year: 2003

Publication: In: Slusser, James R.; Herman, Jay R.; Gao, Wei, eds. Proceedings of SPIE, Ultraviolet ground- and space-based measurements, models, and effects III. August 4-6, 2003: San Diego, CA: The International Society for Optical Engineering. 228-235.

Abstract: Evaluating the impact of ultraviolet-B radiation (UVB) on urban populations would be enhanced by improved predictions of the UVB radiation at the level of human activity. This paper reports the status of plans for incorporating a UVB prediction module into an existing Urban Forest Effects (UFORE) model. UFORE currently has modules to quantify urban forest structure, urban tree volatile organic compound emissions, carbon storage and sequestration in urban vegetation, dry deposition of air pollutants on trees, tree influences on energy use for heating and cooling buildings, tree pollen allergenicity index, and replacement cost of trees.

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