Validating Safecast data by comparisons to a U. S. Department of Energy Fukushima Prefecture aerial survey.

@article{Coletti2017ValidatingSD,
  title={Validating Safecast data by comparisons to a U. S. Department of Energy Fukushima Prefecture aerial survey.},
  author={Mark Coletti and Carolynne Hultquist and William G. Kennedy and Guido Cervone},
  journal={Journal of environmental radioactivity},
  year={2017},
  volume={171},
  pages={9-20}
}
Safecast is a volunteered geographic information (VGI) project where the lay public uses hand-held sensors to collect radiation measurements that are then made freely available under the Creative Commons CC0 license. However, Safecast data fidelity is uncertain given the sensor kits are hand assembled with various levels of technical proficiency, and the sensors may not be properly deployed. Our objective was to validate Safecast data by comparing Safecast data with authoritative data collected… CONTINUE READING
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