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Title: AERIAL RADIOLOGICAL SURVEYS

Abstract

Measuring terrestrial gamma radiation from airborne platforms has proved to be a useful method for characterizing radiation levels over large areas. Over 300 aerial radiological surveys have been carried out over the past 25 years including U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites, commercial nuclear power plants, Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program/Uranium Mine Tailing Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP/UMTRAP) sites, nuclear weapons test sites, contaminated industrial areas, and nuclear accident sites. This paper describes the aerial measurement technology currently in use by the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) for routine environmental surveys and emergency response activities. Equipment, data-collection and -analysis methods, and examples of survey results are described.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bechtel Nevada Corp., NV (US); Nevada Test Site, Mercury, NV (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
6084
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/11718-127
TRN: US0101709
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 9 Jun 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; GAMMA RADIATION; REMOTE SENSING; AERIAL SURVEYING; RADIOMETRIC SURVEYS; RADIATION DETECTORS; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; DATA ANALYSIS; GAMMA-RAY; KEV; RSL; FUSRAP/UMTRAP; AERIAL SURVEY

Citation Formats

Proctor, A.E. AERIAL RADIOLOGICAL SURVEYS. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/6084.
Proctor, A.E. AERIAL RADIOLOGICAL SURVEYS. United States. doi:10.2172/6084.
Proctor, A.E. Mon . "AERIAL RADIOLOGICAL SURVEYS". United States. doi:10.2172/6084. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6084.
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abstractNote = {Measuring terrestrial gamma radiation from airborne platforms has proved to be a useful method for characterizing radiation levels over large areas. Over 300 aerial radiological surveys have been carried out over the past 25 years including U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites, commercial nuclear power plants, Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program/Uranium Mine Tailing Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP/UMTRAP) sites, nuclear weapons test sites, contaminated industrial areas, and nuclear accident sites. This paper describes the aerial measurement technology currently in use by the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) for routine environmental surveys and emergency response activities. Equipment, data-collection and -analysis methods, and examples of survey results are described.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jun 09 00:00:00 EDT 1997},
month = {Mon Jun 09 00:00:00 EDT 1997}
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