An Automatic Device for Measuring the Effect of Meteorological Factors on Radon-222 Flux from Soils on the Long Term.
C. Ferry, A. Beneito, P. Richon and M.-C. Robe.
Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 93(3), pp 271-274
An automatic method for measuring the radon flux at soil surfaces is described. The proposed experimental design minimises the disturbance induced by the accumulator technique widely used to measure radon exhalation from the ground. By exposing the ground surface to the normal weather conditions between two consecutive measurements, this method can be used to study, in the long term, the effects of meteorological factors on the radon flux density at the soil-atmosphere interface.