STOREDB:STUDY1128 Exposure of burrowing mammals to Radon Rn-222 in Northwest England [DOI:10.20348/STOREDB/1128]

Study meta-data


STUDYIDSTOREDB:STUDY1128
CREATEDON2018-11-19 16:22:42
MODIFIEDON2018-11-19 16:22:42
UPLOADERJacky Chaplow
DOIDOI:10.20348/STOREDB/1128

Study details


STUDY NAME
Exposure of burrowing mammals to Radon Rn-222 in Northwest England
STUDY STATUS
Published: Open access to everyone
DATA SHARING POLICY
CC-Attribution
COUNTRY
United Kingdom
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Prof. Nick Beresford
SPECIES
Multiple Animal
SIZE OF COHORT
0-999
INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL EXPOSURE
External
RADIONUCLIDE
radon
BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE AVAILABLE
No
STUDY DESCRIPTION
This dataset includes individual passive detector measurements of radon 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.

STOREDB:DATASET1194 Exposure of burrowing mammals to Radon Rn-222 in Northwest England [DOI:10.20348/STOREDB/1128/1194]


Created on:2018-11-19 16:23:35 Modified On:2018-11-19 16:23:35
DATASET NAME
Exposure of burrowing mammals to Radon Rn-222 in Northwest England
DOIDOI:10.20348/STOREDB/1128/1194
LINK TO FILE
https://doi.org/10.5285/2641515F-5B76-445C-A936-1DA51BF365AD
DATASET DESCRIPTION
This dataset includes individual passive detector measurements of radon 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. Beresford, N.A.; Barnett, C.L.; Vives i Batlle, J.; Potter, E.D.; Ibrahimi, Z-F.; Barlow, T.S.; Schieb, C.; Jones, D.G.; Copplestone, D. (2012). Exposure of burrowing mammals to Radon Rn-222 in Northwest England. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/2641515F-5B76-445C-A936-1DA51BF365AD. radioecology