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UV index

 (yo͞o′vē′)
n.
A scale ranging from zero to eleven or above, used to estimate the risk for sunburn on a given day in a specific location at midday, taking into account conditions such as cloud cover and the amount of ozone.
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UV index

(yo͞o′vē′)
A scale ranging from zero to ten, used to estimate the risk for sunburn in midday sunlight. The UV index takes into account conditions such as the amount of cloud cover and ozone in the atmosphere.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Because the ultraviolet index can easily reach excessive or dangerous levels across Taiwan today, people should avoid spending extended periods outdoors.
In this paper we analyze the experimental measurements of solar ultraviolet index (UVI) obtined in Arica, Chile, in the period September 2006 to March 2015, their relation with the thicknes of the ozone layer detected by satellite sensors, and its seasonal distribution.
For this extreme situation, this implicates in an ultraviolet index (UVI) value higher than 15 [17].
The ultraviolet index in central Mexico is high or extreme most of the year (1, 2) and it is estimated that approximately one-half of the inhabitants are sun-exposed for more than one hour per day and without protective interventions (2, 3).
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The article presents a technique to measure the ultraviolet index using a personal hand-held ultraviolet meter to illustrate concepts of physics.
Her results showed that increasing ultraviolet index and decreasing latitude were both significantly associated with invasive melanoma in blacks and Hispanics, especially among women.
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