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UV radiation and potential biological effects beneath the perennial ice cover of an antarctic lake

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-165
Number of pages11
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2000


High-resolution spectral scans of solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) were obtained directly beneath the 4.0-5.0 m thick, perennial ice cover of Lake Hoare, South Victoria Land, Antarctica. Both UVA (320-400 nm) and WE (280-320 nm) radiation were detectable beneath the ice using a diver-deployed, underwater scanning spectroradiometer which permitted accurate measurement in the 280-340 nm range, while avoiding effects of surface shading and/or hole effects. UVR at wavelengths

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  • antarctic lakes, ice, ultraviolet radiation, UV spectra, biologically effective dose, attenuation, ULTRAVIOLET-RADIATION, SEA-ICE, OPTICAL-PROPERTIES, SPECIES COMPOSITION, SOLAR-RADIATION, TOTAL OZONE, PHYTOPLANKTON, GROWTH, TRANSMISSION, LIGHT

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