Monitoring precipitation rates using γ rays from adsorbed radon progeny as tracers

M. B. Greenfield, Andrew Domondon, S. Tsuchiya, M. Tomiyama

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Abstract

A model based on atmospheric gamma radiation from radon progeny adsorbed onto the surface of rain and snow was used to monitor the precipitation rates. The gamma ray rates observed were proportional to the 0.45 power for rain, but for snow a linear relationship was observed. Correlation coefficients ranging from 0.85 to 0.95 and improving with elevation were obtained when data were fit with predominantly surface adsorption model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5733-5741
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume93
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May 1
Externally publishedYes

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Monitoring precipitation rates using γ rays from adsorbed radon progeny as tracers. / Greenfield, M. B.; Domondon, Andrew; Tsuchiya, S.; Tomiyama, M.

In: Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 93, No. 9, 01.05.2003, p. 5733-5741.

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Greenfield, M. B. ; Domondon, Andrew ; Tsuchiya, S. ; Tomiyama, M. / Monitoring precipitation rates using γ rays from adsorbed radon progeny as tracers. In: Journal of Applied Physics. 2003 ; Vol. 93, No. 9. pp. 5733-5741.
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