Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations.

  title={Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations.},
  author={Matt D. Rowberry and Xavi Marti and Carlos Frontera and Marco J Van De Wiel and Milo{\vs} Briestensk{\'y}},
  journal={Journal of environmental radioactivity},
Cave radon concentration measurements reflect the outcome of a perpetual competition which pitches flux against ventilation and radioactive decay. The mass balance equations used to model changes in radon concentration through time routinely treat flux as a constant. This mathematical simplification is acceptable as a first order approximation despite the fact that it sidesteps an intrinsic geological problem: the majority of radon entering a cavity is exhaled as a result of advection along… CONTINUE READING