STOREDB:STUDY1126 Natural radionuclide concentrations in soil, water, sediment and biota in England and Wales [DOI:10.20348/STOREDB/1126]

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STUDYIDSTOREDB:STUDY1126
CREATEDON2018-11-19 16:15:46
MODIFIEDON2018-11-19 16:15:46
UPLOADERJacky Chaplow
DOIDOI:10.20348/STOREDB/1126

Study details


STUDY NAME
Natural radionuclide concentrations in soil, water, sediment and biota in England and Wales
STUDY STATUS
Published: Open access to everyone
DATA SHARING POLICY
CC-Attribution
COUNTRY
United Kingdom
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Prof. Nick Beresford
SPECIES
Multiple
SIZE OF COHORT
0-999
EXPOSURE CONTEXT
Environmental
BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE AVAILABLE
No
STUDY DESCRIPTION
Data comprise estimates of activity concentrations of naturally occurring radionuclides (40K, 238U and 232Th series radionuclides) in environmental media (soil and stream sediments and waters) and non-human biota (focusing on the ICRP Reference Animals and Plants). For soil, stream sediments and stream waters data were derived from total K, U and Th concentrations mainly from the ongoing geochemical survey of the United Kingdom (G-BASE), conducted by the British Geological Survey. The geochemical survey data are currently incomplete for England and Wales, but almost complete coverage was obtained for K in stream sediments by using the Wolfson Atlas data for southern England. For U and Th in sediments and K, U and Th in soils, more complete coverage was achieved by geological extrapolation (using relationships between soils/sediments and bedrock/superficial geology). For media and sediments, datasets are provided for both: (i) geometric mean concentrations from measured samples on a 5 x 5 km square basis where data are available; and (ii) extrapolated surfaces covering all of England and Wales. Data for non-human biota are from targeted sampling and analyses and data review.

STOREDB:DATASET1192 Natural radionuclide concentrations in soil, water, sediment and biota in England and Wales [DOI:10.20348/STOREDB/1126/1192]


Created on:2018-11-19 16:16:46 Modified On:2018-11-19 16:16:46
DATASET NAME
Natural radionuclide concentrations in soil, water, sediment and biota in England and Wales
DOIDOI:10.20348/STOREDB/1126/1192
LINK TO FILE
https://doi.org/10.5285/bb2d7874-7bf4-44de-aa43-348bd684a2fe
DATASET DESCRIPTION
Data comprise estimates of activity concentrations of naturally occurring radionuclides (40K, 238U and 232Th series radionuclides) in environmental media (soil and stream sediments and waters) and non-human biota (focusing on the ICRP Reference Animals and Plants). For soil, stream sediments and stream waters data were derived from total K, U and Th concentrations mainly from the ongoing geochemical survey of the United Kingdom (G-BASE), conducted by the British Geological Survey. The geochemical survey data are currently incomplete for England and Wales, but almost complete coverage was obtained for K in stream sediments by using the Wolfson Atlas data for southern England. For U and Th in sediments and K, U and Th in soils, more complete coverage was achieved by geological extrapolation (using relationships between soils/sediments and bedrock/superficial geology). For media and sediments, datasets are provided for both: (i) geometric mean concentrations from measured samples on a 5 x 5 km square basis where data are available; and (ii) extrapolated surfaces covering all of England and Wales. Data for non-human biota are from targeted sampling and analyses and data review. Beresford, N.A.; Barnett, C.L.; Jones, D.G.; Wood, M.D.; Appleton, J.D.; Breward, N.; Copplestone, D. (2015). Natural radionuclide concentrations in soil, water, sediment and biota in England and Wales. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/bb2d7874-7bf4-44de-aa43-348bd684a2fe. radioecology