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covenmasters


05/23/2012

Are UV levels in the high mountain higher than in the lowland?

I often go to climb mountain and I wonder if the UV levels in the mountain higher than in the lowland?
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  • GRETA GARBO

    05/23/2012

    Yes. The Earth's atmosphere is thinner at higher altitudes, so less UV rays can be blocked. That's why the UV levels are higher than in the lowland.
  • Caitlin lee

    05/23/2012

    Yes, you will be exposed to more UV rays when in the mountain. The UV rays will increase by 6% to 10% when the altitude increase 1000 meters. So you should have full protection when climbing mountain.
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