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We are looking for daily amounts of UV light falling onto the earth. We have been able to find weather reports through Google BigQuery from the U.S. NOAA's NCDC but they don't appear to track sunshine hours.

Does anyone know of a source for solar environmental data?

  • Are you interested in incident UV A/B/C or Sunshine Hours? Are you interested in point locations or global averages? This is a fairly comprehensive topic in the environmental sciences. – Trevor J. Smith Dec 6 '16 at 16:21
  • Point locations or small regions. Incident UV A/B/C is ideal. Sunshine hours is non-ideal - but would be a reasonable surrogate - particularly if intensity or brightness is part of that measure. – Praxiteles Dec 6 '16 at 19:19
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Running list of UV/UVI/Air Quality/AQI data sources:
Ultraviolet Index issued by NWS
World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC)
Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance
Solar Data Services
Solar UV Index
Stratosphere: UV Index
Global Fields of UV Index Forecasts
NECP FTP
USDA/Colorado State Univ UV-B Monitoring and Research Program
NOAA SURFRAD - SURFRAD (Surface Radiation) Network
SURFRAD FTP
NOAA FTP Radiation Directory
World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC)
UV Alert Forecast Map
Ultraviolet Index Information - NWS
Daily UV Forecast - Map of Danger Areas
Daily UV Forecast - Text List of UV Levels by City
Daily UV Forecast - Monthly Means and Maximums
Daily UV Forecast - Annual Time Series of UV Index Forecasts
Daily UV Forecast - Past UV Bulletins
Daily UV Forecast - NWS Local Forecasts
Current UV Index Forecast
Archive of UV Index Bulletins
Monthly Means and Maximums
Annual Time Series of UV Index Forecasts
UV Radiation and UV Index Information
Sun Safety
SunWise at NEEF
SunWise History at EPA
UV Index Scale - EPA
Ultraviolet Radiation and the INTERSUN Programme
UV Index Reporting Sites
Global Solar UV Index
Typical Values for UV Irradiation - SoDa
Search Results for "UV Index" - NASA Earthdaa Search
UV Index Forecast and Archives World: UVAwareness.com, Ireland
Europe: Integration and exploitation of networked Solar radiation Databases for environment monitoring
Europe: The Met Office (UK)
Mediterranean Basin: Environmental Forecast and Information Service (French/English/Spanish/Italian)
Australia: Bureau of Meteorology
Argentina: Servicio Meteorologic Nacional (Spanish)
Canada: Meteorological Service of Canada (English/French)
Finnish national public information service (in Finnish language)
Finnish national public information (in Swedish) service
France: Securité Solaire (French)
Germany: Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (German)
Germany: Deutscher Wetterdienst (German)
Greece: Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics (Greek)
Hong Kong: Hong Kong Observatory
Italy: Stazione Metereologica del La.M.M.A. (Italian/English)
Luxembourg: Meteorological Station of the Lycée Classique de Diekirch (English)
Netherlands: Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (UV Index)
New Zealand: Lauder National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
Poland: Instytut Meteorologii i Gospodarki Wodnej (Polish/English)
Spain: National Meteorological Institute (Spanish)
Switzerland: Bundesamt für Gesundheit (German/French)
United States: The Weather Channel
United States: NOAA/ EPA Ultraviolet Index
Sun Safety - Cancer Control PLANET
Erythemal Exposure (Erythemal UV Exposure, Erythemal UV Daily Dose, UV Daily Dose)
Ozone Data Centers
World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre
UV Related Links - NOAA
OAA Antarctic UV Monitoring Network
UV Index: Annual Time Series
UV Index EPA Envirofacts API
UV Net Data Archive
UV Index - UV-B Monitoring and Research Program
UV Index - UV-B Monitoring and Research Program
Air Quality Index KML
County Level UV Exposure Data for the Continental United States

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