I-129 Variability in precipitation over Europe
2007 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, ISSN 0168-583X, Vol. 259, no 1, 508-512 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present results and an overview of studies on I-129 in precipitation over Europe during the last decade, covering latitudes 37-70 degrees N. The data show about three orders of magnitude variability in concentrations but without specific correlation to latitude when all Europe is considered. The total amount of I-129 provided annually by precipitation over Europe composes only a tiny portion of the annual marine discharge but a significant portion of the gaseous discharges from the nuclear reprocessing facilities. Contribution of gaseous releases seems to be significant, although difficult to estimate. As shown by this study, a unified sampling procedure and systematic measurements of I-129 in precipitation throughout Europe are needed to achieve a coherent picture about the loading and sources of I-129 in precipitation and the atmosphere.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 259, no 1, 508-512 p.
iodine-129, precipitation, AMS, atmosphere, Europe
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-24808DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2007.01.193ISI: 000247535600093OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-24808DiVA: diva2:52582