Soil radon pulses related to the initial phase of volcanic euruptions

Segovia, N. and Mena, M. (1999) Soil radon pulses related to the initial phase of volcanic euruptions. Il nuovo cimento C, 22 C (3-4). pp. 275-280. ISSN 1826-9885

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Soil radon behaviour related to the initial phase of volcanic eruptions is analysed from reported values related to the explosivity of four American stratovolcanoes: El Chichon (1982) and Popocatepetl (1994) in Mexico, Poas (1987-1990) in Costa Rica and Cerro Negro (1995) in Nicaragua. The measurements in the field were performed with solid-state nuclear track detectors and electrets. The ratio between the magnitudes of the radon in soil peaks generated when the eruptive period started and the average radon values corresponding to quiescence periods indicate a dependence on the Volcanic Eruptive Index for each one of the eruptive periods.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at the “Fourth International Conference on Rare Gas Geochemistry”, Rome, October 8-10, 1997.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interactions between exterior sources and interior properties; volcanology; volcano seismology; eruptions; conference proceedings
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia > 551.9 Geochimica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2019 06:55
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 06:55

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