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ultraviolet index

a daily index issued by the U.S. National Weather Service for many cities, forecasting the amount of dangerous ultraviolet light that will arrive at the earth's surface about noon the following day.
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(ŭl'tră-vī'ŏ-lĕt in'deks)
A daily index issued by the U.S. National Weather Service for many cities, forecasting the amount of dangerous ultraviolet light that will arrive at the Earth's surface about noon the following day.
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Long, "The ultraviolet index: a useful tool," Dermatology Online Journal, vol.
A convenient unit of measurement is the Ultraviolet Index.
The Ultraviolet Index (UVI), recently revised (WHO 2002) and adopted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO 1994) as the international standard for reporting variations in the daily ultraviolet climate to the public, is regularly reported in Australia.
* Refer to the daily ultraviolet index (available in 58 cities) when planning outdoor activities.
The updates don't always seem to be assigned to appropriate categories (e.g., a news item about the Turkish army attack on the Kurds and one about the sun's ultraviolet index are both assigned to social sciences), but the idea is very nice.
-- The ultraviolet index should have as much impact on behaviors as a rain forecast, Dr.
* The Ultraviolet Index, provided by the National Weather Service, is broadcast by television and print media in 58 U.S.
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