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Comparison of seasonal variability in European domestic radon measurements

Groves-Kirkby, C. J., Denman, A. R., Phillips, P. S., Crockett, R. G. M. and Sinclair, J. M. (2010) Comparison of seasonal variability in European domestic radon measurements. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 10(3), pp. 565-569. 1561-8633.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Analysis of published data characterising seasonal variability of domestic radon concentrations in Europe and elsewhere shows significant variability between different countries and between regions where regional data is available. Comparison is facilitated by application of the Gini Coefficient methodology to reported seasonal variation data. Overall, radon-rich sedimentary strata, particularly high-porosity limestones, exhibit high seasonal variation, while radon-rich igneous lithologies demonstrate relatively constant, but somewhat higher, radon concentrations. Highvariability regions include the Pennines and South Downs in England, Languedoc and Brittany in France, and especially Switzerland. Low-variability high-radon regions include the granite-rich Cornwall/Devon peninsula in England, and Auvergne and Ardennes in France, all components of the Devonian-Carboniferous Hercynian belt.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE300 Environmental management
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD885.5 Radon pollution
Creators: Groves-Kirkby, Chris J, Denman, Anthony R, Phillips, Paul S, Crockett, Robin G M and Sinclair, John M
Publisher: European Geosciences Union
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Research into Sustainable Wastes Management
Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Environmental Science
Research Centres > Environment Research Group
Date: 26 March 2010
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 565-569
Journal or Publication Title: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
Volume: 10
Number: 3
Language: English
ISSN: 1561-8633
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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