Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/8631
AuthorsVaupotič, J.* 
Zvab, P.* 
Giammanco, S.* 
TitleRadon in outdoor air in the Mt. Etna area, Italy
Issue DateOct-2010
Series/Report no.4/55(2010)
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/8631
Keywordsradon
outdoor air
Mt. Etna
AlphaGuard monitors
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.08. Volcanology::04.08.01. Gases 
AbstractRadon (222Rn) activity concentration in outdoor air was measured, using AlphaGuard radon monitors, at 25 points in the Mt. Etna area, at different distances and in different directions from the summit. Values of up to 93 Bq·m–3 were found at three points close to the summit, at altitudes of about 3000 m above the sea level, and in the range of 3.0–19.6 Bq·m–3 elsewhere. An average radon concentration of 7.9 Bq·m–3 was obtained in the northern region, 4.8 Bq·m–3 in the eastern (oriented towards the sea), 9.6 Bq·m–3 in the western (the furthest inland), and 6.5 Bq·m–3 in the southern.
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