Atlas of Caesium Deposition on Europe After the Chernobyl by European Communities

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The release continued until 7 to 8 May under northerly winds resulting in the transport and deposition of material in a generally southerly direction. The effective height at which material was released to the atmosphere in the later stages of the accident was, in general, much lower than that of the initial release. 3. The meteorological situation for the period from 26 April till 11 May is summarised in Plates 61 to 64. Twelve hourly weather maps [A1] are presented together with the total daily precipitation [A2,A3].

47 10 a Genesis from uranium and thorium may vary sig* with respect to the corresponding element nificantly. The inhalation of radon in indoor air is by far the most important contributor to exposure from natural sources. Radon is a noble gas and appears as two radioisotopes: radon-222 which radiologically is the most significant (daughter nucide of radium-226) and radon-220 which is often referred to as thoron (daughter nucide of radium 228). Its level indoors depends on its rate of production (determined by the concentrations of radium-226) in soil and other materials and the efficacy with which it is transported to, and removed from, indoor air.

Kiev (radio probe), o Kiev airport, • Borispol, ∆ Mozyr, ð Gomel, ∇ Chernigov. 1: Summary of differences in starting times of daily precipitation measurements Starting hour of measurement (UTC) 5 6 8 9 36 Country Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Switzerland Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Sweden Netherlands Iceland, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom APPENDIX A The meteorological situation during the accident [A1] European Meteorological Bulletin, Amtsblatt des Deutschen Wetterdienstes, ISSN 0341-2970, Offenbach am Main (in German) [A2] G Graziani and N Zarimpas, “Meteorological data related to the Chernobyl accident”, EUR report 11890, EC, Office of Official Publocations, Luxembourg (November 1988) (in English) [A3] Yu A Izrael, S M Vakulovski, V A Vetrov, V N Petrov, F Ya Rovinsky and E D Stukin, “Chernobyl: Radioactive contamination of the environment”, Leningrad, Gidrometeoizdat, pp.

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