Study and characterization of global solar radiation and incident UV in the city of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

Authors

  • Kenia Madrazo de la Rosa University of Guanajuato
  • Héctor F. Nieto University of Guanajuato
  • Edmundo I. Vázquez University of Guanajuato
  • Alexis M. Navarro University of Guanajuato
  • Alan García Zermeño University of Guanajuato
  • José D. Cajina University of Guanajuato
  • Saúl E. Sierra University of Guanajuato
  • Modesto A. Sosa University of Guanajuato https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9785-4704

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21640/ns.v15i30.3093

Keywords:

global radiation, UV radiation, UV index, absorbed dose, minimum erythematic dose, biological damage, molecules, frequencies, earth's surface, sun exposure, DNA

Abstract

Controlled sun exposure can greatly benefit vitamin D synthesis, however, irresponsible sun exposure can cause considerable biological damage. Among the extraterrestrial solar radiation that reaches the earth's surface, UV rays are characterized by having the shortest wavelengths (less than 400 nm) and the highest frequencies, which is why they concentrate a large amount of energy. In particular, radiation with wavelengths less than 300 nm can alter DNA molecules and cause biological damage such as skin changes, cataracts, possible mutations, immunosuppression, photoaging and many other conditions. Therefore, this research estimates the global solar radiation and the incident daily UV radiation, as well as the UV index in order to identify the possible dose of absorbed radiation and consequently identify the relevant protection actions for the local population.

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Author Biographies

Kenia Madrazo de la Rosa, University of Guanajuato

Division of Sciences and Engineering. Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

Héctor F. Nieto, University of Guanajuato

Division of Sciences and Engineering. Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

Edmundo I. Vázquez, University of Guanajuato

Division of Sciences and Engineering. Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

Alexis M. Navarro, University of Guanajuato

Division of Sciences and Engineering. Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

Alan García Zermeño, University of Guanajuato

Division of Sciences and Engineering. Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

José D. Cajina, University of Guanajuato

Division of Sciences and Engineering. Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

Saúl E. Sierra, University of Guanajuato

Division of Sciences and Engineering. Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

Modesto A. Sosa, University of Guanajuato

Division of Sciences and Engineering. Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

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2023-05-31

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Madrazo de la Rosa, K. ., F. Nieto, H. ., I. Vázquez, E. ., M. Navarro, A. ., García Zermeño, A. ., D. Cajina, J. ., … A. Sosa, M. (2023). Study and characterization of global solar radiation and incident UV in the city of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. Nova Scientia, 15(30), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.21640/ns.v15i30.3093

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