Title

Meterological Effects on Radon Gas

Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

1995

Advisor

Daniel Steck

Abstract

This project investigated the effects of soil moisture, precipitaion, wind speed, outdoor temperature, and barometric pressure on surface gamma radiation. It also involved an attempt to develop and test a soil moisture gauge that relies on changes in gamma ray fluxes. As part of the development of the gauge, a soil column which approximates an infinite soil distribution was set up in the lab. Automated radiation detection and graphical techniques were used to find correlations between meteorological conditions and surface gamma ray fluxes.

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