Research and analysis

Solar radiation measurements in the UK during 2004 and 2005

This report (HPA-RPD-018) is one of a series giving results of an ongoing survey of solar radiation levels at several sites in the UK.

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A summary of the results of an ongoing survey of solar radiation levels at the Health Protection Agency (HPA), now Public Health England, network of seven UK sites is presented, from January 2004 to December 2005. The network consists of three HPA sites at Chilton, Leeds and Glasgow (monitoring since 1988), three Meteorological Office stations at Camborne, Kinloss and Lerwick (monitoring since 1993-1995) and a site supported by a Welsh Assembly grant operating for part of the year on the summit of Mount Snowdon.

Results are compared with data for the measurement period from 1989 to 2003.