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Tritium Level in Romanian Precipitation

Abstract

Romania is one of the countries that has no station included in GNIP (Global Network of Isotopes in Precipitation) on its territory. This paper presents results regarding the tritium concentration in precipitation for the period 1999-2009. The precipitation fell at the Institute for cryogenic and Isotope technologies (geographical coordinates: altitude 237 m, latitude 45{sup o}02'07' N, longitude 24{sup o}17'03' E) an was collected both individually and as a composite average of each month. It was individually measured and the average was calculated and compared with the tritium concentration measured in the composite sample. tritium concentration levels ranged from 9.9 {+-} 2.1 TU for 2004 and 13.7 {+-} 2.2 TU for 2009. Comparing the arithmetic mean values with the weighted mean for the period of observation, it was noticed that the higher absolute values of the weighted means were constant. It was found that for the calculated monthly average for the period of observation (1999-2009), the months with the maximum tritium concentration are the same as the months with the maximum amount of precipitation. This behaviour is typical for the monitored location. (author)
Authors:
Varlam, C.; Stefanescu, I.; Faurescu, I.; Bogdan, D.; Soare, A.; [1]  Duliu, O. G. [2] 
  1. Institute for Cryogenic and Isotope Technologies, Rm. Valcea (Romania)
  2. Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Magurele (Romania)
Publication Date:
Jul 15, 2013
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-CN-186/197
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Symposium on Isotopes in Hydrology, Marine Ecosystems and Climate Change Studies, Monaco (Monaco), 27 Mar - 1 Apr 2011; Other Information: 5 figs., 1 tab., 6 refs.; Related Information: In: Isotopes in Hydrology, Marine Ecosystems and Climate Change Studies. Vol. I. Proceedings of an International Symposium| 547 p.
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; HYDROLOGY; ROMANIA; TRACER TECHNIQUES; TRITIUM
OSTI ID:
22122062
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Contract Number:
Contract 019N/2010
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; ISBN 978-92-0-135610-9; TRN: XA13R0819078173
Availability:
Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1580_vol1_web.pdf; Enquiries should be addressed to IAEA, Marketing and Sales Unit, Publishing Section, E-mail: sales.publications@iaea.org; Web site: http://www.iaea.org/books
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 139-146
Announcement Date:
Aug 27, 2013

Citation Formats

Varlam, C., Stefanescu, I., Faurescu, I., Bogdan, D., Soare, A., and Duliu, O. G. Tritium Level in Romanian Precipitation. IAEA: N. p., 2013. Web.
Varlam, C., Stefanescu, I., Faurescu, I., Bogdan, D., Soare, A., & Duliu, O. G. Tritium Level in Romanian Precipitation. IAEA.
Varlam, C., Stefanescu, I., Faurescu, I., Bogdan, D., Soare, A., and Duliu, O. G. 2013. "Tritium Level in Romanian Precipitation." IAEA.
@misc{etde_22122062,
title = {Tritium Level in Romanian Precipitation}
author = {Varlam, C., Stefanescu, I., Faurescu, I., Bogdan, D., Soare, A., and Duliu, O. G.}
abstractNote = {Romania is one of the countries that has no station included in GNIP (Global Network of Isotopes in Precipitation) on its territory. This paper presents results regarding the tritium concentration in precipitation for the period 1999-2009. The precipitation fell at the Institute for cryogenic and Isotope technologies (geographical coordinates: altitude 237 m, latitude 45{sup o}02'07' N, longitude 24{sup o}17'03' E) an was collected both individually and as a composite average of each month. It was individually measured and the average was calculated and compared with the tritium concentration measured in the composite sample. tritium concentration levels ranged from 9.9 {+-} 2.1 TU for 2004 and 13.7 {+-} 2.2 TU for 2009. Comparing the arithmetic mean values with the weighted mean for the period of observation, it was noticed that the higher absolute values of the weighted means were constant. It was found that for the calculated monthly average for the period of observation (1999-2009), the months with the maximum tritium concentration are the same as the months with the maximum amount of precipitation. This behaviour is typical for the monitored location. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2013}
month = {Jul}
}