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Predicted Caesium-137 deposition from atmospheric nuclear weapons tests

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Prediction of Caesium-137 (Cs-137) deposition from atmospheric nuclear weapons tests. The methodology uses a ratio of Cs-137 deposition and precipitation measured at Milford Haven by the Atomic Energy Authority extrapolated across Great Britain using a 5 by 5 km resolution UKCIP precipitation dataset. The prediction is for 31 December 1985.

Publication date: 2016-09-15 ( created 2000-01-01 )

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You must cite: Wright, S.M. (2016). Predicted Caesium-137 deposition from atmospheric nuclear weapons tests. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/c3e530bf-af20-43fc-8b4b-92682233ff08

 

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1985-10-01    to    1985-12-31

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Details of the methodology used can be found in Wright, S.M., Howard, B.J., Strand, P. Nylen, T & Sickel, M.A.K. 1999 Prediction of 137Cs deposition from atmospheric nuclear weapons tests within the Arctic. Environmental Pollution, 104, 131-143.

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The methodlogy used to estimate Cs137 deposition from atmospheric nuclear weapons tests was originally developed in the Artic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) to estimate rates of radiocaesium transfer from soil to vegetation and food products. The method was then used to estimate Cs137 deposition from atmospheric nuclear weapons tests in Great Britain to allow quantification of Cs137 from the Chernobyl accident in 1986. Details of the methodology used can be found in Wright, S.M., Howard, B.J., Strand, P. Nylen, T & Sickel, M.A.K. 1999 Prediction of 137Cs deposition from atmospheric nuclear weapons tests within the Arctic. Environmental Pollution, 104, 131-143.

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Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere
INSPIRE Theme
Human Health and Safety
Meteorological geographical features
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Discipline keywords
Radiocaesium
Cs137
Atmospheric nuclear weapons tests
radioecology
rain
precipitation
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Scotland
Wales
England
Great Britain

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https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/c3e530bf-af20-43fc-8b4b-92682233ff08
doi:10.5285/c3e530bf-af20-43fc-8b4b-92682233ff08

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Record identifier
c3e530bf-af20-43fc-8b4b-92682233ff08
Record created by
Chaplow, J.S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
Record last updated
2017-06-05T12:14:21
Metadata standard
NERC profile of ISO19115:2003 version 1.0