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.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Larsen, R.
Dataset Title: Environmental monitoring of the atmosphere over the Southern Ocean
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2005-07-15
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data CentreOnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 1987-02-01
Access Constraints These data are publicly available via the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-07-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18