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ASTM G177

Standard Tables for Reference Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Distributions: Hemispherical on 37° Tilted Surface

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 10 September 2003
Status: active
Page Count: 10
ICS Code (Colours and measurement of light): 17.180.20
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The table provides a standard ultraviolet spectral irradiance distribution that maybe employed as a guide against which manufactured ultraviolet light sources may be judged when applied to indoor exposure testing. The table provides a reference for comparison with natural sunlight ultraviolet spectral data. The ultraviolet reference spectral irradiance is provided for the wavelength range from 280 to 400 nm. The wavelength region selected is comprised of the UV-A spectral region from 320 to 400 nm and the UV-B region from 280 to 320 nm.

The table defines a single ultraviolet solar spectral irradiance distribution:

Total hemispherical ultraviolet solar spectral irradiance (consisting of combined direct and diffuse components) incident on a sun-facing, 37° tilted surface in the wavelength region from 280 to 400 nm for air mass 1.05, at an elevation of 2 km (2000 m) above sea level for the United States Standard Atmosphere profile for 1976 (USSA 1976), excepting for the ozone content which is specified as 0.30 atmospherecentimeters (atm-cm) equivalent thickness.

The data contained in these tables were generated using the SMARTS2 Version 2.9.2 atmospheric transmission model developed by Gueymard (1,2).

The climatic, atmospheric and geometric parameters selected reflect the conditions to provide a realistic maximum ultraviolet exposure under representative clear sky conditions.

The availability of the SMARTS2 model (as an adjunct (ADJG173CD3) to this standard) used to generate the standard spectra allows users to evaluate spectral differences relative to the spectra specified here.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

3 Available from ASTM International Headquarters. Order Adjunct No. ADJG173CD. Original adjunct produced in 2005.

Document History

ASTM G177
September 10, 2003
Standard Tables for Reference Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Distributions: Hemispherical on 37° Tilted Surface
The table provides a standard ultraviolet spectral irradiance distribution that maybe employed as a guide against which manufactured ultraviolet light sources may be judged when applied to indoor...
September 10, 2003
Standard Tables for Reference Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Distributions: Hemispherical on 37 Degrees Tilted Surface
The table provides a standard ultraviolet spectral irradiance distribution that maybe employed as a guide against which manufactured ultraviolet light sources may be judged when applied to indoor...
September 10, 2003
Standard Tables for Reference Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Distributions: Hemispherical on 37 Degree Tilted Surface
The table provides a standard ultraviolet spectral irradiance distribution that maybe employed as a guide against which manufactured ultraviolet light sources may be judged when applied to indoor...
September 10, 2003
Standard Tables for Reference Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Distributions: Hemispherical on 37 Degrees Tilted Surface
The table provides a standard ultraviolet spectral irradiance distribution that maybe employed as a guide against which manufactured ultraviolet light sources may be judged when applied to indoor...

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