Radioactivity of the Chernobyl fallout at Tyrolean glaciers

The stratigraphy of the gross-beta-activity of the Chernobyl fallout was measured in samples from glaciers in Tyrol. Great regional differences were obtained. The comparison of the results of samples collected in 1986 and 1987 shows a significant immigration of the fission products into deeper layers by melt water percolation but without any significant fractionation occuring. Gammaspectra show the dominance of 137Cs with the ratio 137Cs/134Cs of 2.6 to 2.9 (measurement February 1987) and 3.7 (measurement January 1988).

Supplement to: Ambach, Walter; Blumthaler, Mario; Brunner, Peter; Eisner, Heinrich; Rehwald, Wolfgang (1989): Aktivitätsprofile des Tschernobyl fallout auf Gletschern Tirols. Polarforschung, 59(1/2), 5-8

Metadata Access
Creator Blumthaler, Mario; Brunner, Peter; Eisner, Heinrich; Rehwald, Wolfgang
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 1989
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Publication Series of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 3 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (10.774W, 46.805S, 11.679E, 47.667N); Gefrorene Wand Kees, Zillertaler Alpen; Schaufelferner, Stubaier Alpen; Hintereisferner, Ötztaler Alpen, Austria; Kesselwandferner, Ötztaler Alpen, Austria
Temporal Coverage Begin 1986-08-15T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1988-01-15T00:00:00Z