Observations on Lake Sediments using Fallout 137Cs as a Tracer

  title={Observations on Lake Sediments using Fallout 137Cs as a Tracer},
  author={W S Pennington and T. G. TUTIN and R. S. Cambray and Edwin R. Fisher},
SIGNIFICANT levels of caesium-137 from tests of nuclear weapons were first detected in the atmosphere in 1954; the maximum deposition1 occurred in 1963. It would be expected that a continuously accumulating lake sediment would incorporate 137Cs from fallout in a distribution pattern similar to that found from regular analysis of rain and air-borne particulate matter, provided that there has been no significant mixing in the sediment by diffusion or by the bottom fauna. Sediments from five lakes… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
35 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 35 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…