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Published: 01 December 2022
Russ. Geol. Geophys. (2022) 63 (12): 1424–1441.
... valley were sampled during the field works conducted within the study of low-radon waters of the Novosibirsk urban agglomeration in the area lying away from known granite massifs. Laboratory analyses have revealed enhanced radon activity concentrations (from 5 to 149 Bq/dm 3 ). It has been established...
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Journal: Lithosphere
Publisher: GSW
Published: 16 June 2022
Lithosphere (2022) 2022 (Special 9): 2039170.
...Yancheng Wang; Guangquan Chen; Hongjun Yu; Xingyong Xu; Wenquan Liu; Tengfei Fu; Qiao Su; Yinqiao Zou; Narumol Kornkanitnan; Xuefa Shi Abstract Radon ( 222 Rn) has been widely employed as a tracer for estimating submarine groundwater discharge (SGD). However, the uncertainty of the SGD estimation...
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Journal: Lithosphere
Publisher: GSW
Published: 08 December 2021
Lithosphere (2021) 2021 (Special 4): 2015665.
...Shuai Zhang; Jiantao Cao; Yong Liu; Jun Liu; Changshou Hong; Bo Lei Abstract On the basis of reviewing the existing research status of cumulative damage of the rock mass and summarizing the existing engineering application fields of radon, this paper attempts to apply radon detection technology...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Russ. Geol. Geophys. (2021) 62 (5): 589–603.
... Corresponding author. E-mail address: seminsky@crust.irk.ru (K.Zh. Seminsky) 21 10 2020 15 02 2021 © 2021, Novosibirsk State University 2021 Novosibirsk State University aftershocks focal mechanism precursors faults rock massif deformations radon emanation groundwater dynamics...
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Series: Engineering Geology Special Publications
Published: 09 June 2020
DOI: 10.1144/EGSP29.1
EISBN: 9781786204653
... of volcanic eruptions, tsunami, landslides), geotechnical (collapsible, compressible, liquefiable, shearing, swelling and shrinking soils), geochemical (dissolution, radon and methane gas hazards) or related to georesources (coal, chalk and other mineral extraction). An awareness of these hazards...
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Series: Engineering Geology Special Publications
Published: 09 June 2020
DOI: 10.1144/EGSP29.18
EISBN: 9781786204653
... Abstract Radon ( 222 Rn) is a natural radioactive gas that occurs in rocks and soils and can only be detected with special equipment. Radon is a major cause of lung cancer. Therefore, early detection is essential. The British Geological Survey and Public Health England have produced a series...
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Published: 01 May 2020
American Mineralogist (2020) 105 (5): 708–715.
...Dariusz Malczewski; Maria Dziurowicz Abstract Emanation coefficients for radon ( 222 Rn) and thoron ( 220 Rn) were measured from fully metamict samarskite collected from Centennial Cone after 1 h and 24 h annealing in argon from 473 to 1373 K. For the 1 h annealing run, 222 Rn emanation...
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Published: 05 February 2020
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2020) 191 (1): 3.
... activité volcanique anomalie de température modélisation thermodynamique Mont Tlamacas Popocatepetl volcan Mexique Monitoring of soil gas temperature, meteorological parameters, radon concentration and certain other associated physical characteristics is an important part of volcanology. Some...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 February 2019
Russ. Geol. Geophys. (2019) 60 (2): 204–214.
...K.Zh. Seminsky; A.A. Bobrov; S. Demberel Abstract —Examples of two geodynamically active regions in Central Mongolia are used to demonstrate the radon and tectonic activities of faults and find out how their individual parameters affect the radon field. In general, the radon activity of faults...
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Journal Article
Published: 19 November 2018
Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis (2019) 19 (3): 245–254.
... drink contain ultra-trace amounts of these elements. Measurements of uranium, thorium, radium, radon, lead and polonium radionuclides (RN) in various media have been undertaken since their discovery more than a century ago ( Becquerel 1901 ; Borkowski 1949 ; Solomon & Estes 1948 ). Certain...
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Journal Article
Published: 23 October 2018
The Canadian Mineralogist (2018) 56 (4): 451–462.
...), while 220 Rn emanation coefficients varied from 3 × 10 –4 % (Minas Gerais zircon) to 7 × 10 –2 % (Miask zircon). Both 222 Rn and 220 Rn emanation coefficients observed in this study correlate strongly with the absorbed α-dose from the 232 Th decay series. Radon emanations, however, do not correlate...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP466.14
EISBN: 9781786203786
... and meteorological surveys on the surface. Monitoring of the microclimate of the caves focuses on measuring the effects of tourism and monitoring the levels of radon, with the aim of the ensuring the safety of the park’s employees. Ensuring a favourable status for the underground habitats and species is laid down...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP451.11
EISBN: 9781786203328
.../earth-sciences/international-geoscience-programme/ ) for funding IGCP Project 571 to raise the awareness of radon as a hazard and hazard-diagnostic. We are grateful to everyone who has contributed, whatever the manner, to this success and look forward to the future in radon research: we are striving...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP451.5
EISBN: 9781786203328
... Abstract Radon ( 222 Rn) has been highlighted by a number of authors as a significant public health concern. For example, it is the second most significant cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoking ( c. 1000–2000 and 21 000 deaths per year in the UK and USA, respectively), yet a very high...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP451.2
EISBN: 9781786203328
...Appendix A: Fourier components: effect size and significance In order to obtain an appropriate annual cycle for modelling radon variations and calculating SCFs, the effect-size (i.e. R 2 : the proportion of variance explained) and significance (i.e. p -value) of the Fourier components must...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP451.4
EISBN: 9781786203328
... Abstract Radon is generally regarded as a naturally occurring radiological hazard but we report here measurements of significant, hazardous radon concentrations that arise from man-made sources: for example, radium-dial watches. This study is an examination and assessment of health risks from...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP451.9
EISBN: 9781786203328
.... Abstract Year-long continuous radon monitoring was carried out (using Sarad Radon Scout devices) in a dwelling with high radon levels in the karst region of Slovenia. Two living rooms were selected: one on the ground floor with normal housework activities; and the second, on the first floor, closed...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP451.10
EISBN: 9781786203328
... to compare the Austrian values with data from neighbouring countries. It became clear that only a few published datasets exist that are comparable. Radon analyses of soil gas in the Czech Republic and Bavaria show the same geological patterns as the Austrian radon analyses of the groundwater. In addition...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP451.8
EISBN: 9781786203328
... of producing a radon-222 atom in the pore spaces. It is measured by accumulation experiments in the laboratory, achieved routinely for a sample mass >50 g using scintillation flasks to measure the radon concentration. We report on 3370 EC Ra values obtained from more than 11 800 such experiments. Rocks...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP451.3
EISBN: 9781786203328
... The authors are grateful to Ulrich Koch (Saxon Academy of Sciences at Leipzig, Bad Brambach, Germany) for the opportunity to measure radon and radium concentrations at Bad Brambach, Saxony, Germany. We thank Carmen Ródenas for sharing her database. The original manuscript was significantly...
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