Environmental monitoring of the atmosphere over the Southern OceanEntry ID: ASAC_2239
Abstract: The United States Department of Energy - Environmental Measurememts Laboratory located in New York City has been monitoring the naturally occuring and man-made radionuclides for the past 40 years throughout the world. We have been using simple and very rugged air sampler which collect air from the surrounding environment. With this method and diverse location of sampling stations we have been able ... to detect with gamma counting method Beryllium 7, lead 210 as natural radionuclides and also some anthropogenic or man-made radionuclides such as Zirconium 95, Cesium 137, Cerium 144 which half-lives are fairly long. Come to visit us at: http://www.eml.doe.gov and search for databases especially Surface Air Sampling Program.
The Surface Air Sampling Program (SASP) database provides information on EML's archived air filter samples and sample measurements. The program was established in 1957 to track the global dispersion of radioactive debris resulting from atmospheric testing of nuclear bombs. Air filter samples were collected at locations throughout the world and analyzed for nuclear debris. In the 1980's, the program focused on the global distributions of the naturally occurring radionuclides, beryllium-7 and lead-210. The resulting database is the most comprehensive and extensive record of its kind in the world.
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Start Date: 1987-02-01
Access Constraints These data are publicly available via the URL given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 212 620 3524
Fax: +1 2126203611
Email: larsenr at eml.doe.gov
Director, Chemical Sciences Division 201 Varick Street Environmental Measurements Laboratory U.S. Department of Homeland Security
City: New York
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10014-7447
Country: United States of America
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-07-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-04-10