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Ozone Concentration and UV Radiation 1. What instrument does NASA use to determine the ozone concentration in the stratosphere? (Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer). The TOMS instrument determines the amount of ozone present in the ozone layer by reading backscattered UV light, which is the UV light the earth emits back into space. 2. What is the UV Index in your area for today? Area___Centerville ___________ Date_10/19/2019 ______________ UV Index__4 _____________ 3. Describe what happened to the ozone level in the Antarctica between 1980- 1991. Every year for the past several decades the return of sunlight to the high latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere has produced massive depletion of ozone over Antarctica This is referred to as the ozone hole. 4. What has been the trend of skin cancer incidence rate for all races during the past 25
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Unformatted text preview: years? The rate has slowly decreased, most recently by 1.2%. 5. Is there a difference between male and female on the skin cancer incidence rate? Women tend to have a lower incidence rate overall than men. 6. Can you make any conclusions based on the skin cancer incidence rate and the ozone concentration? I don’t believe so. The incidence rate has fluctuated a bit over the last 25 years, but in looking at the incidence rate in men especially, it is similar to what it was 25 years ago. This, however, could be in part due to education, awareness, and prevention of skin cancer as well. Reference web sites: ...
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