Tidal synchronicity of built-environment radon levels in the UK

Crockett, R.G.M, Gillmore, G, Phillips, P.S, Denman, A.R and Groves-Kirkby, C.J (2006) 'Tidal synchronicity of built-environment radon levels in the UK.' Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (5). ISSN 0094-8276

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1029/2005GL024950

Abstract

In our recent work on radon in UK homes the authors have observed tidal-periodic variations in built-environment radon levels and here report results from our ongoing investigations. These tidal variations have been quantified using a variety of analytical techniques, including a novel correlation technique developed as part of this investigation. The observed variations are cyclic at the 14–15-day tidal period and lag new/full moons by varying periods of days, the magnitude of the variation and lag being dependent on factors such as location, underlying geology and rock/soil hydration. As well as quantification and discussion of tidal effects on radon levels, the potential effects of such phenomena on the reliability of short-term radon measurements are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1029/2005GL024950
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2021 20:43
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