Radioactivity in air monitoring at the high altitude Sonnblick Observatory

Updated 2015-10-07

As part of the Austrian radioactivity monitoring network an air sampler and a high resolution radioactivity detection system is installed at the high altitude Sonnblick Observatory (3105 m). The objective is to monitor the radioactivity in air at high altitudes.

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
1993 -
Data collection
1996 -
Data processing
1996 -
Data reporting
1996 -

Contact information

Contact person
Wolfgang Ringer
Address
AGES Radiation Protection Wieningerstrasse 8 4020 Linz Austria
Phone
+43 50555 41900
Fax
+43 50555 41915
Email
ta.sega@regnir.gnagflow

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Radionuclides
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Air/aerosol

Geography

Regions studied
Austria
Sonnblick Observatory

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
Yes
Specimen banking information

glass fibre filters

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Aerosol samples, collected on filtering media with high volume samplers, are analysed by high-resolution gamma-spectrometry. Sampling interval 1 day.

QA/QC Information (what QA/QC procedures are implemented, laboratories involvment in QA/QC activities, model verification/validation routines, etc.)

ISO 17025 accreditation of laboratory

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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