Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 1093–1113, 2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 1093–1113, 2018

Development and technical paper 27 Mar 2018

Development and technical paper | 27 Mar 2018

Optimizing UV Index determination from broadband irradiances

Keith A. Tereszchuk et al.

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To reduce computational costs, ECCC's new method to calculate the UV Index involves scaling and weighting the irradiance contribution of four low-res UV broadbands currently produced by the GEM forecast model. A high-res irradiance spectrum was produced using Cloud-J to create simulated GEM broadbands to calibrate the original GEM broadbands. The scaled GEM broadbands are then weighted accordingly so that the resultant UV Index field emulates the high-res UV Index field calculated from Cloud-J.