About the programme
What is solar UV radiation?
What do we know?
Unanswered questions
Research publications
Research roadmap for SA
NRF Solar UV Radiation Symposium 2012
Research instrumentation
Organisations involved
Students and projects
Tools for Schools
Upcoming events
Useful links

Research Instrumentation

Broadband UV biometers and pyranometers are usually used to measure and monitor ambient solar UV radiation. These instruments measure global solar UV radiation on a flat surface from the entire hemisphere of the sky.

In South Africa, several universities and science councils have equipment to monitor ambient solar UV radiation levels. The South African Weather Service maintains a network of solar UVB biometers under its Global Atmosphere Watch regional research and monitoring programme.

UV Sensors are now being used in South Africa to assess individual's sun exposure for a variety of outdoor activities. The two figures are of the UV sensors and the second is a graph of solar UV exposure for a school child in Pretoria.