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J Environ Radioact. 2006;87(3):289-304. Epub 2006 Feb 17.

Factors influencing ambient concentrations of (210)Pb and (7)Be over the city of Edinburgh (55.9 degrees N, 03.2 degrees W).

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School of Physics, University of Edinburgh, James Clerk Maxwell Building, King's Buildings, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ, UK.


Concentrations of (210)Pb and (7)Be in air were continuously monitored, using a high-volume air sampler and a high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometer, during the period of July 2002 to June 2003 at the University of Edinburgh 55.9 degrees N, 03.2 degrees W. The time series of both radio-isotopes show seasonality, dependence on air-mass origin, residence time and precipitation. Surface air concentrations of (210)Pb and (7)Be ranged from 0.01 to 0.74 mBq m(-3) and 0.63-6.54 mBq m(-3), respectively. The measurements indicate that the average concentrations of both (210)Pb and (7)Be in surface air were 0.21+/-0.01 and 2.50+/-0.04 mBq m(-3), respectively; which agrees closely with the corresponding values reported for coastal air measurements in Europe.

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