Spectrocolorimetric, geochemical and radiocesium properties of source material and sediment collected after the 2019 typhoons in Fukushima coastal rivers (Japan)


Spectrocolorimetric properties analysed with a portable diffuse reflectance spectrophotometer (Konica Minolta CM-700d) and geochemical contents obtained with an energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (ED-XRF Epsilon 4) were analysed in potential source material that may supply sediment to coastal rivers draining the main Fukushima radioactive pollution plume (Japan). Three potential source materials (n=57) were considered (cropland soils ready for cultivation after the completion of the local decontamination programme; forest soils and subsurface material originating from landslides and channel bank collapse). Recent sediment lag deposits (mud drapes deposited on channel-bed sand; n=24) were collected along the main rivers draining the Mano and Niida catchments (Fukushima Prefecture, Japan) on the 29th and 30th of October 2019 after the 2019 typhoon season including typhoon Hagibis. In addition to spectrolorimetric and geochemical properties, radiocesium (Cs-137) concentrations were analysed by gamma spectrometry using Germanium Hyperpure detectors in all source and sediment samples (n=81).

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.923582
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.5802/crgeos.42
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.923582
Creator Evrard, Olivier; Durand, Roxanne; Nakao, Atsushi; Laceby, J Patrick; Lefèvre, Irène; Wakiyama, Yoshifumi; Hayashi, Seiji; Asanuma-Brice, Cécile; Cerdan, Olivier
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2020
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 2905 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (140.655W, 37.558S, 141.015E, 37.742N); Mano River, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan; Niida River, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-03-24T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-10-30T00:00:00Z