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Old 06-30-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock
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ok... it's just that we are 93 million miles away from the sun. the elevation change is not a valid reason for a perceived increase in sun exposure.

it's probably because of the thinner atmosphere and diminished protection from UV rays.
Actually, my friend, it is. Don't believe me? I found more sources to back me up:

"In addition, living at higher elevations, where the sunlight is strongest, exposes you to more radiation and increases your chances of sunburn and skin damage." from Sunburn: Risk factors - MayoClinic.com

and:

"Did you know that during the winter, you are more likely to get sunburned skiing in Idaho on a clear day than you would sunbathing in Florida? ...Reflection off the snow and exposure at high elevations increases the risk for sunburn during the winter." from NBC Newschannel 6 Where News Comes First - Winter Sunburns

and:

"
You may get a more severe sunburn depending on:
Altitude. It is easy to get sunburned at higher altitudes," from Sunburn-Topic Overview
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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From Sunburn Topic Overview - WebMD

"Altitude. It is easy to get sunburned at higher altitudes, because there is less of the earth's atmosphere to block the sunlight. UV exposure increases about 4% for every 1000 ft gain in elevation."

Yes... that's what I said.
I was only commenting on the whole "being closer to the sun" thing. Am I missing something?
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock
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Am I missing something?
I was responding to this: "the elevation change is not a valid reason for a perceived increase in sun exposure."
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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Originally Posted by co_native_sweetie View Post
I was responding to this: "the elevation change is not a valid reason for a perceived increase in sun exposure."

I was refering to being closer to the sun at a higher elevation.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock
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Yes, well, we are. I'm not exactly sure why you felt the need to respond to my original post. I'm right in what I said. Any more comments?
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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Que?

Yes... you're closer to the sun. No, that's not the reason the sun is more dangerous to your skin. Yes, the atmosphere is thinner at higher elevations. Yes, UV rays are more intense in thinner elevations.

I think it's the way you worded the post... the difference between you and the sun and someone from Florida and the sun would not impact the UV intensity in any way. I'm not trying to make you angry... I just thought the post was funny.
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock
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Lol, you're awfully nit-picky. I'm sorry I didn't word that to your satisfaction the first time and give the original author of this thread the UV and atmosphere details obviously necessary to make any sense...

Right fighter much?
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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I just thought it was funny... my father is an astronomer... he used to make me eat my words when I was younger... just thought I'd pass it on to you.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Up in a cedar tree.
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There is supposedly a new grocery store opening in Denver in the fall.
Really that's all, no upcoming starbucks?
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock
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I just thought it was funny... my father is an astronomer... he used to make me eat my words when I was younger... just thought I'd pass it on to you.
Well you should realize people just think it's obnoxious and will avoid talking to you. But hey, to each his own...
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