Radioactive cesium from the chernobyl accident in the Greenland ice sheet

C. I. Davidson, J. R. Harrington, M. J. Stephenson, M. C. Monaghan, J. Pudykiewicz, W. R. Schell

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Abstract

Measurements of cesium-134 and cesium-137 in Greenland snow together with models of long-range transport have been used to assess radionuclide deposition in the Arctic after the Chernobyl accident. The results suggest that a well-defined layer of radioactive cesium is now present in polar glaciers, providing a new reference for estimating snow accumulation rates and dating ice core samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-634
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume237
Issue number4815
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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