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Geographical mapping and associated fractal analysis of the long-lived Chernobyl fallout radionuclides in Greece

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dc.contributor.author Petropoulos, NP en
dc.contributor.author Anagnostakis, MJ en
dc.contributor.author Hinis, EP en
dc.contributor.author Simopoulos, SE en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T11:44:29Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T11:44:29Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en
dc.identifier.issn 0265-931X en
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.lib.ntua.gr/xmlui/handle/123456789/36971
dc.subject Chernobyl fallout en
dc.subject Deposition pattern en
dc.subject Fractal analysis en
dc.subject Mapping en
dc.subject.classification Environmental Sciences en
dc.subject.other radioisotope en
dc.subject.other Chernobyl accident en
dc.subject.other fractal analysis en
dc.subject.other mapping en
dc.subject.other radioactive pollution en
dc.subject.other radionuclide en
dc.subject.other soil analysis en
dc.subject.other chernobyl accident en
dc.subject.other controlled study en
dc.subject.other fallout en
dc.subject.other fractal analysis en
dc.subject.other Greece en
dc.subject.other information system en
dc.subject.other nonhuman en
dc.subject.other radioactive contamination en
dc.subject.other short survey en
dc.subject.other soil pollution en
dc.subject.other Fractals en
dc.subject.other Greece en
dc.subject.other Humans en
dc.subject.other Radioactive Fallout en
dc.subject.other Soil Pollutants, Radioactive en
dc.subject.other Spectrum Analysis en
dc.subject.other Ukraine en
dc.subject.other Greece en
dc.title Geographical mapping and associated fractal analysis of the long-lived Chernobyl fallout radionuclides in Greece en
heal.type other en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1016/S0265-931X(00)00111-9 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0265-931X(00)00111-9 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2001 en
heal.abstract Immediately after the Chernobyl accident, a soil sampling programme was undertaken in order to detect and quantitatively analyse the long-lived radionuclides in the Chernobyl fallout. Soil samples (1242 in number) of 1 cm thick surface soil were collected in Greece during the period from May-November 1986. The samples were counted and analysed using Ge detector set-ups. The Cs-137 fallout data have already been analysed, mapped and published. In an attempt to improve this analysis and also to extend it to other fallout radionuclides, an in-house unix-based data base/geographical information system (DBGIS) was developed. Multifractal analyses of the deposition patterns have also been performed. In the present work, an analysis of the results of the deposition of Cs-137, Cs-134, Ce-144, Ce-141, Sb-125, Ag-110m, Ru-106, Ru-103, Zr-95 and Mn-54 are presented together with relevant fractal analysis and three characteristic contour maps. The maximum detected values of the above-mentioned radionuclides were 149.5+/-0.1, 76.1+/-0.1, 32.9+/-0.2, 46+/-2, 4.56+/-0.02, 7.98+/-0.02, 79.1+/-0.4, 337+/-2, 20.1+/-0.2 and 3.02+/-0.02 kBq m(-2), respectively. Furthermore, a statistical technique to compare contour maps was introduced and applied to explain the differences which appeared in the maps of the above-mentioned radionuclides. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. en
heal.publisher ELSEVIER SCI LTD en
heal.journalName Journal of Environmental Radioactivity en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/S0265-931X(00)00111-9 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000166259800007 en
dc.identifier.volume 53 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.spage 59 en
dc.identifier.epage 66 en


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