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Dr Ann Webb

Dr Ann Webb


BSc Physics and Meteorology (Reading), PhD Solar ultraviolet radiation and vitamin D synthesis in man (Nottingham), DSc (UMIST)

Room Number: 3.15 [Simon Building]
Tel: +44 (0)161 306 3917
Email: ann.webb@manchester.ac.uk




Webb, Ann R., Richard Kift, Jacqueline L.Berry and Lesley E. RhodesThe Vitamin D Debate: Translating Controlled Experiments into Reality for Human Sun Exposure Times (2011)  Photochem. Photobiol. 87(3), 741-745

Webb AR, Slaper H Koepke P and Schmalwieser A. (2011) Know your standard: clarifying the erythema action spectrum. Photochem. Photobiol. 87(2), 483-486

Jochen E. Wagner, Federico Angelini , Antti Arola, Mario Blumthaler , Michael Fitzka , Gian Paolo Gobbi , Richard Kift, Axel Kreuter , Harald E. Rieder , Stana Simic , Ann Webb and Philipp Weihs (2010) Comparison of surface UV irradiance in mountainous regions derived from satellite observations and model calculations with ground-based measurements. Meteorologische Zeitschrift 19, No. 5, 481-490

Stafford, R., Farrar, M., Kift, R., Durkin, M., Berry, J., Webb, A. and Rhodes, L. (2010),The impact of photosensitivity disorders on aspects of lifestyle. British Journal of Dermatology, 163: 817–822. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.09905.x

Webb, A.R.,  R. Kift, M.T. Durkin, S.J. O’Brien, A. Vail, J.L. Berry, L.E. Rhodes (2010). The role of sunlight exposure in determining the vitamin D status of the UK white Caucasian adult population. Br J Dermatol.163, 1050-1055

Margaret Ashwell, Elaine M Stone,  Heiko Stolte, Kevin D Cashman, Helen Macdonald,   Susan Lanham-New,  Sara Hiom, Ann Webb and David Fraser UK (2010) Food Standards Agency Workshop Report: Investigating the relative contributions of diet and sunlight to vitamin D status.
British Journal of Nutrition 104, 603-611

Rhodes, L.E., Webb, A.R., Fraser, H., Kift, R., Durkin, M., Vail, A., O’Brien, S., Allan, D., and Berry J.L. (2010) Recommended Summer Sunlight Exposure Levels Can Produce Sufficient ( 20 ng ml−1) but Not the Proposed Optimal ( 32 ng ml−1) 25(OH)D Levels at UK Latitudes. J.Investigative Dermatology 130, 1411-1418

Buntoung S. and Webb A.R. (2010) Comparison of erythemal UV irradiances from Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) and ground-based data at four Thai stations. Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 115, D18215, 8 PP doi:10.1029/2009JD013567

Smedley, A., Webb, A., and Rimmer, J. (2010) Baseline measurement and analysis of UK ozone and UV.  Weather 65:9, 254. 

Webb, A.R.,  R. Kift, M.T. Durkin, S.J. O’Brien, A. Vail, J.L. Berry, L.E. Rhodes (2010). The role of sunlight exposure in determining the vitamin D status of the UK white Caucasian adult population. Br J Dermatol.163, 1050-1055

Smedley, Andrew RD; Webb, A. R., Wilkins, Arnold Jonathan. (2009) Potential of wind turbines to elicit seizures under various meteorological conditions. Epilepsia doi:10.1111/j.1528-1167.2009.02402.x

Arola, A., S. Kazadzis, A. Lindfors, N. Krotkov, J. Kujanpa¨a¨, J. Tamminen, A. Bais, A. di Sarra, J. M. Villaplana C.  Brogniez, A. M. Siani, M. Janouch, P. Weihs, A. R. Webb, T. Koskela, N. Kouremeti, D. Meloni, V. Buchard, F. Auriol, I. Ialongo, M. Staneck, S. Simic, A. Smedley, and S. Kinne1 (2009). A new approach to correct for aerosols in OMI UV. Geophys. Res. Letts. 36 L22805, doi:10.1029/2009GL041137

Anders Lindfors, Aapo Tanskanen, Antti Arola, Ronald van der A, Alkiviadis Bais, Uwe Feister, Michal Janouch, Weine Josefsson, T. Koskela, K. Lakkala, Peter N. den Outer, A. R. D. Smedley, Harry Slaper, and A. R. Webb (2009). The PROMOTE UV Record: Toward a global satellite based climatology of surface ultraviolet irradiance. IEEE  J. Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 2 (3): 207 – 212.

Pissulla, D., G. Seckmeyer, R. R. Cordero, M. Blumthaler, B. Schallhart, A. R. Webb, R. Kift, A. Smedley, A. F. Bais, N. Kouremeti, A. Cede, J. Herman, M. Kowalewski (2009) Comparison of atmospheric spectral radiance measurements from four independently calibrated systems. Photochem. and Photobiolog. Sci. 8: 516 – 527

Webb A.R. and Engelsen O. (2008) Ultraviolet exposure scenarios: risks of erythema from recommendations on cutaneous vitamin D synthesis. Adv Exp Med Biol. 624:72-85

Beswick,K.M., M. W. Gallagher, A. R. Webb, E. G. Norton, and F. Perry (2008) Application of the Aventech AIMMS20AQ airborne probe for turbulence measurements during the Convective Storm Initiation Project. Atmos Chem and Physics 8(17): 5449-5463

Gunther Seckmeyer, Merle Glandorf , Cordula Wichers, Richard McKenzie, Diamantino Henriques, Fernanda Carvalho, A.R. Webb, Anna-Maria Siani, Alkiviadis Bais, Berit Kjeldstad, Colette Brogniez, Peter Werle, Tapani Koskela, Kaisa Lakkala, Julian Gröbner, Harry Slaper , Peter denOuter, Uwe Feister (2008) Europe’s darker atmosphere in the UVB.  Photochem. and Photobiolog.l Sci. 7: 925- 930

Thiel, S.,  L. Ammannato, A. Bais, B. Bandy, M. Blumthaler, B. Bohn, O. Engelsen, G. P. Gobbi, J. Gr¨obner, E. J¨akel, W. Junkermann, S. Kazadzis, R. Kift, B. Kjeldstad, N. Kouremeti, A. Kylling, B. Mayer, P. S. Monks, C. E. Reeves, B. Schallhart, R. Scheirer, S. Schmidt, R. Schmitt, J. Schreder, R. Silbernag, C. Topaloglou, T. M. Thorseth, A. R. Webb, M.Wendisch and P. Werle (2008) Influence of clouds on the spectral actinic flux density in the lower troposphere (INSPECTRO): overview of the field campaigns. Atmos. Chem. and Phys. 8: 1789-1812

Gunther Seckmeyer, Darius Pissulla, Merle Glandorf, Diamantino Henriques, Bjorn Johnsen, A.R. Webb, Anna-Maria Siani, Alkis Bais, Berit Kjeldstad, Colette Brogniez, Jacqueline Lenoble, Brian Gardiner, Peter Kirsch, Tapani Koskela, Jussi Kaurola, Beate Uhlmann, Harry Slaper, Peter den Outer, Michal Janouch, Peter Werle, Julian Gröbner, Bernhard Mayer, Alain de la Casiniere, Stana Simic, Fernanda Carvalho (2008) Variability of UV Irradiance in Europe. Photochemistry and Photobiology 84(1):172 – 179.

Webb, A.R., Groebner, J and Blumthaler M. A Practical Guide to Operating Broadband Instruments Measuring Erythemally Weighted Irradiance. Publication of COST 726 and WMO (2008) COST Office. pp21 

Smedley A. R. D., Webb A. R., and Saunders C. P. R. (2007) Application of a diode array spectroradiometer to measuring the spectral scattering properties of cloud types in a laboratory. Atmos Chem Phys 7, 5803-5813.

Browning, K., Blyth, A., Clark, P., Corsmeier, U., Morcrette, C., Agnew, J., Bamber, D., Barthlott, C., Bennett, L., Beswick, K., Bitter, M., Bozier, K., Brooks, B., Collier, C., Cook, C., Davies, F.,  Deny, B., Engelhardt, M., Feuerle, T., Forbes, R., Gaffard, C., Gray, M., Hankers, R., T Hewison, Huckle, R., Kalthoff, N., Khodayar, S., Kohler, M., Kraut, S., Kunz, M., Ladd, D., Lenfant, J., Marsham, J., McGregor, J., Nicol, J., Norton, E., Parker, D., Perry, F., Ramatschi, M., Ricketts, H., Roberts, N., Russell, A., Schulz, H., Slack, E., Vaughan, G., Waight, J., Watson, R., Webb, A.R, Wieser, A., and Zink, K. (2007)  The Convective Storm Initiation Project, Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc. 88: 1939

Holick, M.F., Bouillon,R., Eisman, J., Garabedian,M., Kleinschmidt J., Terenetskaya I., Suda, T. and Webb A.R. (2006) Action spectrum for the production of  Previtamin D3 in Human Skin. CIE 174:2006

Kazadzis,S., A. Bais, M. Blumthaler, A.R. Webb, N. Kouremeti, R. Kift, B. Schallhart, and A. Kazantzidis (2007) Effects of total solar eclipse of 29 March 2006 on surface radiation. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 7: 5775-5783

Jaekel, E., Wendisch, M., Blumthaler, M., Schmidt, R., and Webb, A.R. (2007) A CCD spectroradiometer for ultraviolet actinic radiation measurements. J. Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 24(3): 449-462

Webb A.R. and Engelsen, O. (2006) Calculated Ultraviolet Exposure Levels for a Healthy Vitamin D Status. Photochem. Photobiol. 82 (6), 1697-1703, DOI: 10.1562/2005-09-01-RA-670 

Tsui C. Ling, Helen L. Richards, Artiena S. Janssens, Lina Anastassopoulou, Christina Antoniou, Francois Aubin, Thomas L. Diepgen, Rosemary Fazakerley, Frank de Gruijl, Christer Jansen, Stan Pavel, Alexander J Stratigos, Andrew R.D. Smedley, A. R. Webb, Neil K. Gibbs, Lesley E. Rhodes (2006) Seasonal Impact of Polymorphic Light Eruption on Quality of Life at a Range of Latitudes in Europe. J. Invest. Dermatol. 126: 1648–1651.

Webb A.R. (2006) Who, What, Where and When? Influences on cutaneous vitamin D synthesis. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology 92: 17-25

Webb A.R. (2006) Considerations for lighting in the built environment: non-visual effects of light. Energy and Buildings 38: 721-727

Grobner J., Blumthaler, M., Kazadzis, S., Bais A.,  Webb A.R.,Schroder, J., Seckmeyer G. and Rembges D. (2006) Quality assurance of spectral solar UV measurements: results from 25 UV monitoring sites in Europe, 2002 to 2004  Metrologia 43: 66-71

Kift, R., A.R.Webb, J.Page, J. Rimmer and S.Janjai (2006) A Web Based Tool for UV Irradiance Data: Predictions for European and South-East Asian Sites. Photochem. Photobiol.  82( 2): 579–586.

Recent and forthcoming publications

Andrew RD Smedley, John S Rimmer, David Moore, Ralf Toumi, and Ann R Webb (2011) Total ozone and surface UV trends in the United Kingdom: 1979 to 2008 .I.J Clim. (Online Jan 2011)

Smith, C. L., Webb, A., Levermore, G. J., Lindley, S. J., Beswick, K., Fine scale spatial temperature patterns across a UK conurbation. (in press)