Special Issue "Atmospheric Radon Concentration Monitoring and Measurements"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 165

Special Issue Editors

Laboratory of Radiation Protection and Environmental Radioactivity, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China
Interests: radon; radon progeny; continuous measurement; variations
The National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Center for Advanced Radiation Medicine, Chiba 263-8555, Japan
Interests: radon; thoron; alpha spectrometry; machine learning; quality assurance; radiation protection
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Radon is a naturally occurring noble radioactive gas, which has been epidemiologically approved to be one of the leading causes of lung cancer for the general population. In addition, its unique physical and chemical characteristics make it an effective tracer gas in many research fields, such as atmospheric transport and mixing processes, simulation and estimation of the fluxes of greenhouse gasses. So, radon has long been a species of interest in radiological protection, air quality and climate change research communities worldwide.

The level of atmospheric radon concentration depends on local meteorological and geological conditions and always fluctuates. Consequently, for atmospheric radon concentration monitoring and measurements, techniques or instruments with high sensitivity, the capability of long-term autonomous operation and fast response time are required. Today more and more instruments satisfy the requirement due to the significant progress of detectors, electronics and data transmission technology, fortunately.

This Special Issue aims to collect recent comprehensive achievements related to all aspects of atmospheric radon and thoron research, level and variation of radon and thoron concentration, monitoring and measurement methods and techniques, models for radon applications as a tracer in atmospheric and environmental science, etc. A traceability system should also be included for measurement quality control.

We look forward to your submissions. The Special Issue will promote the development of the research field of atmospheric radon.

Prof. Dr. Qiuju Guo
Dr. Miroslaw Janik
Guest Editors

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  • atmosphere
  • radon and thoron
  • monitoring
  • measurement and calibration methods
  • quality assessment
  • application of radon as a tracer
  • NORM
  • public health
  • risk assessment

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