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Exposure of Burrowing Mammals to Rn-222 in Northwest England.

Beresford, N.A.; Barnett, C.L.; Vives i Batlle, J.; Ibrahimi, Z-F.; Barlow, T.S.; Schieb, C.; Jones, D.G.; Copplestone, D.. Exposure of Burrowing Mammals to Rn-222 in Northwest England. 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/2641515F-5B76-445C-A936-1DA51BF365AD [Output (Electronic)]

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Abstract/Summary

This dataset includes individual passive detector measurements of Rn-222 in the air of artificial burrows, Rn-222 measurements by instrumentation in soil gas of interstitial soil pores and burrow air, gamma analyses results for soil samples and, soil moisture and temperature data. Estimates of absorbed dose rates to wildlife from exposure to natural background radionuclides are required to put estimates of dose rates arising from regulated releases of radioactivity and proposed benchmarks into context. These data are from a study conducted at seven sites in northwest England (comprising broadleaved and coniferous woodlands, scrubland and pastures). Passive track etch detectors were used to measure the Rn-222 concentrations in artificial burrows over a period of approximately one year (July 2009 to June 2010). Instrumented measurements of burrow air and soil pore gas were also conducted in October 2009. The data result from a study funded by NERC-CEH and the England & Wales Environment Agency. Details of the study and a discussion of its findings can be found in: Beresford et al. (doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.05.023).

Item Type: Output (Electronic)
Electronic Identifier / URL / DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/2641515F-5B76-445C-A936-1DA51BF365AD
Date made live: 08 May 2013 12:52 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/501112

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