Gamma radiation monitoring at the Azores ENA-ARM station (Graciosa Island)

Gamma-ray total counts in counts/minute (cpm), every 15-minutes, from the Gamma Radiation Monitoring campaign at the ENA site (Graciosa, Azores). Data were collected to study the temporal variability of the progeny of the noble gas radon (Rn-222), aiming to examine how it is influenced by meteorological conditions and its association with the atmosphere's ionization and aerosols concentration.

R code notebook describing the data pre-processing

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Author Susana Barbosa
Last Updated January 4, 2024, 09:34 (UTC)
Created February 21, 2017, 16:31 (UTC)
Coverage.Spatial 39° 5′ 29.76″ N, 28° 1′ 32.52″ W
Coverage.Temporal 2015-05-07 11:30 to 2023-12-31 23:45 (UTC)
Creation Date 2024-01-03
DOI 10.5439/1441191
Date 2018-04-30
Format *.txt; *.ipynb
Format.Extent 4MB
InstrumentName NaI(Tl) 3"x3" scintillator measuring gamma rays in the energy range 475 keV - 3 MeV
Language EN
Publisher INESC TEC
Relation 1. S.M. Barbosa, P. Miranda, E.B. Azevedo, Short-term variability of gamma radiation at the ARM Eastern North Atlantic facility (Azores), Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Volume 172, June 2017, Pages 218-231, ISSN 0265-931X, ( 2. Susana Barbosa, Johan Alexander Huisman, Eduardo Brito Azevedo, Meteorological and soil surface effects in gamma radiation time series - Implications for assessment of earthquake precursors, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Volume 195, 2018, Pages 72-78, ISSN 0265-931X,
Type Measurements of the total number of gamma rays counted every 15 minutes by a NaI(Tl) scintillator (in cpm – counts per minute).