Radiation measurements as tool for environmental and geophysics studies on volcano-tectonic areas

Morelli, Daniela and Immé, G. and Altamore, I. and Aranzulla, M. and Cammisa, S. and Catalano, R. and Giammanco, S. and La Delfa, S. and Mangano, G. and Neri, M. and Patané, G. and Rosselli Tazzer, A. (2011) Radiation measurements as tool for environmental and geophysics studies on volcano-tectonic areas. Il nuovo cimento C, 34 C (1). pp. 155-165. ISSN 1826-9885

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In the last years there has been an increasing concern about naturalradioactivity measurements both from the point of view of the environmental survey, especially for the human health protection, and of the geophysical-events investigation in volcanic areas and tectonic fault zones. We report on our activity in both these fields, in particular on the measurements of indoor radon concentration in a long-term passive monitoring in dwellings of the eastern region of Sicily. Because this region is characterized by high seismicity, besides the indoor radioactivity survey, in-soil radon measurements in the region (both volcanic and tectonic area) can provide a better insight and a valuable database for the study related to radon anomalies. A synthesis is reported of the results that we obtained, in the last years, in the volcanic and tectonic area of oriental Sicily both from indoor monitoring and from geophysical-events investigation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental studies ; Radioactivity methods ; Volcano monitoring; volcanic hazards and risks
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2020 15:21
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2020 15:21
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/17193

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