Quantification of radionuclide transfer in terrestrial and freshwater environments
Edited by Philippe Calmon and Serguei Fesenko
Volume 100, Issue 9, Pages 671-806 (September 2009)
The papers in this Special Issue provide state-of-the-art information on many of the key transfer processes compiled by experts during the update of the IAEA Technical Reports Series 364 "Handbook of Parameter Values for the Prediction of Radionuclide Transfer in Temperate Environments."
The papers in this Issue provide a wider coverage of the transfer processes and parameters for temperate, arctic / Antarctic and tropical systems than did TRS364. In particular, they include summaries of new data published on the fallout from the Chernobyl accident, data from extensive reviews of Russian language publications, and data from IAEA Environmental projects.
Aims and Scope:
The Journal of Environmental Radioactivity provides a coherent international forum for publication of original research or review papers on any aspect of the occurrence of radioactivity in natural systems. Relevant subject areas range from applications of environmental radionuclides as mechanistic or timescale tracers of natural processes to assessments of the radioecological or radiological effects of ambient radioactivity. Papers deal with naturally occurring nuclides or with those created and released by man through nuclear weapons manufacture and testing, energy production, fuel-cycle technology, etc. Reports on radioactivity in the oceans, sediments, rivers, lakes, groundwaters, soils, atmosphere and all divisions of the biosphere are welcomed, but these should not simply be of a monitoring nature unless the data are particularly innovative.