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    • Activity size distributions for long-lived radon decays products in aerosols collected in Barcelona (Spain) 

      Camacho García, Antonia; Valles Murciano, M. Isabel; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; González Perosanz, M.; Ortega Aramburu, Miguel Javier (Elsevier, 2009-05-05)
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      The activity median aerodynamic diameters(AMADs)oflong-lived radon decay product(210Pb, 210Po) in aerosols collected in the Barcelona area(NortheastSpain)during the period from April 2006 toFebruary 2008 arepresented.The ...
    • Ambient dose estimationH*(10) from LaBr3(Ce) spectra 

      Camp Brunés, Anna; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo (2014-08-01)
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      The stripping method for ambient dose estimation has been used for detectors such as high-purity Ge (HPGe). This method strips the spectrum from the partial absorptions produced in the detector leaving only the events ...
    • An unmanned aircraft system to detect a radiological point source using RIMA software architecture 

      Royo Chic, Pablo; Pastor Llorens, Enric; Macias López, Miquel; Cuadrado, Raul; Barrado Muxí, Cristina; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-10-30)
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      Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs), together with the miniaturisation of computers, sensors, and electronics, offer new remote sensing applications. However, there is a lack of hardware and software support to effectively ...
    • Analysis of outdoor radon pregeny concentration measured at the Spanish radioactive aerosol automatic monitoring network 

      Arnold Arias, Dèlia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Ortega Aramburu, Miguel Javier (Elsevier, 2009-05-05)
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      An analysis of 10-year radon progeny data,provided by the Spanish automatic radiological surveillance network, in relation to meteorology is presented. Results show great spatial variability depending mainly on the station ...
    • Analysis of radon origin by backward atmospheric transport modelling 

      Arnold Arias, Dèlia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Vermeulen, A.T.; Verheggen, B.; Seibert, P. (Elsevier, 2010-02-23)
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      This work shows how ambient radon concentrations measured at Cabauw station in central Netherlands are influenced by transport from different regions under typical transport conditions occurring during April and November, ...
    • Applicability of the closed-circuit accumulation chamber technique to measure radon surface exhalation rate under laboratory conditions 

      Gutiérrez Álvarez, Isidoro; Martín Domínguez, José Enrique; Adame, José Antonio; Grossi, Claudia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Bolívar Raya, Juan Pedro (2020-04-01)
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      A layer of phosphogypsum was placed at the bottom of two large volume boxes. This system allowed to measure the surface radon exhalation from phosphogypsum without altering the emitting material. The limits and optimal ...
    • Application of atmospheric transport models at the new atmospheric Ebre Delta station (ClimaDat Network) in Eastern Spain 

      Grossi, Claudia; Curcoll, Roger; Morguí, J.A.; Àgueda, A.; Ealo, M.; Occhipinti, P.; Nofuentes, M.; Sánchez-García, L.; Batet Torrell, Óscar; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Vermeulen, A.T.; Rodó, X. (2010)
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      The Ebre Delta atmospheric station (DEC3) was installed in Eastern Spain, within the framework of the ClimaDat project of the Institut Català de Ciències del Clima (IC3). This station offers continuous measurements of ...
    • Coincidence summing corrections for volume samples using the PENELOPE/penEasy Monte Carlo code 

      Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Camps Brunés, Anna; Serrano Carreño, M. Isabel; Duch Guillen, María Amor (2014-05)
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      The coincidence summing correction factors estimated with penEasy, a steering program for the Monte Carlo simulation code PENELOPE, and with penEasy-eXtended, an in-house modified version of penEasy, are presented and ...
    • Comparison of methods for H*(10) calculation from measured LaBr3(Ce) detector spectra 

      Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Cornejo, N.; Camp Brunés, Anna (2018-07-01)
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      The Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) have evaluated methods based on stripping, conversion coefficients and Maximum Likelihood ...
    • Contribución a la caracterización de aerosoles radiactivos derivados del radón 

      Vargas Drechsler, Arturo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2000-05-12)
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      La existencia de una relación entre el riesgo a desarrollar un cáncer de pulmón y la exposición al radón y descendientes presentes en el aire se puso de manifiesto hace ya bastante tiempo en la población minera. Desde ...
    • Dose calculations in aircrafts after Fukushima nuclear power plant accident – Preliminary study for aviation operations 

      Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Arnold, Delia; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Evangeliou, Nikolaos; Sievers, Klaus; Maurer, Christian (Elsevier, 2019-09-01)
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      There is little information to decision support in air traffic management in case of nuclear releases into the atmosphere. In this paper, the dose estimation due to both, external exposure (i.e. cloud immersion, deposition ...
    • Effectiveness analysis of filters used with radon detectors under extreme environmental conditions for long-term exposures 

      Moreno Balta, Victoria; Font Guiteras, Lluís; Baixeras, Carmen; Garcia Orellana, Jordi; Grossi, Claudia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo (Elsevier, 2015-02-04)
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      Active and passive radon detectors have been exposed with different filter configurations at the INTE radon chamber controlled conditions. Correction factors and delay times of the radon diffusion through each filter have ...
    • EURADOS education and training activities 

      Alves, Gustavo; Fantuzzi, Elena; Rühm, Werner; Gilvin, Phil; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo (2019-09-24)
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      This paper provides a summary of the Education and Training (E&T) activities that have been developed and organised by the European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS) in recent years and in the case of Training Courses ...
    • Influence of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident on Spanish environmental radioactivity levels 

      Baeza, A.; Corbacho, J.A.; Rodríguez, Alicia; Galván, J.; García Tenorio, R.; Manjón, G.; Mantero, Juan; Vioque, I.; Arnold Arias, Dèlia; Grossi, Claudia; Serrano Carreño, M. Isabel; Valles Murciano, M. Isabel; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo (Elsevier, 2012-12)
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      This paper presents measurements of the effect of the atmospheric radioactive release from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station at three sites belonging to the Spanish environmental monitoring system. Measured ...
    • Inter-comparison of different direct and indirect methods to determine radon flux from soil 

      Grossi, Claudia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Camacho García, Antonia; Lopez Coto, I.; Bolivar, J.P; Xia, Yu; Conen, F. (2011-01)
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      The physical and chemical characteristics of radon gas make it a good tracer for use in the application of atmospheric transport models. For this purpose the radon source needs to be known on a global scale and this is ...
    • Intercomparison study of atmospheric 222Rn and 222Rn progeny monitors 

      Grossi, Claudia; Chambers, Scott Dudley; Vogel, Felix; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo (2020-05-08)
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      The use of the noble gas radon (222Rn) as a tracer for different research studies, for example observation-based estimation of greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes, has led to the need of high-quality 222Rn activity concentration ...
    • Metrology for the mobile detection of ionising radiation following a nuclear or radiological incident - “Preparedness” 

      Neumaier, Stefan; Dombrowski, Harald; Kessler, Patrick; Luchkov, Maksym; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Bell, Steven; Bogucarskis, Konstantins; Kovár, Petr (De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o., 2019)
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    • Radon behavior investigation based on cluster analysis and atmospheric modelling 

      Gutiérrez Álvarez, Isidoro; Guerrero Márquez, José Luis; Martín, Julia E.; Adame, José Antonio; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Bolívar Raya, Juan Pedro (2019-03-15)
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      Radon measurements were performed in Huelva, a city located near a phosphogypsum repository in the SW of the Iberian Peninsula, between March 2015 and March 2016. The mean values of this gas oscillate between 5.6 and 10.9 ...
    • REFLECT – Research flight of EURADOS and CRREAT: Intercomparison of various radiation dosimeters onboard aircraft 

      Ambrožová, Iva; Beck, Peter; Benton, Eric R.; Bottollier-Depois, Jean-Francois; Caresana, Marco; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo (2020-09-01)
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      Aircraft crew are one of the groups of radiation workers which receive the highest annual exposure to ionizing radiation. Validation of computer codes used routinely for calculation of the exposure due to cosmic radiation ...
    • Study of the daily and seasonal atmospheric CH4 mixing ratio variability in a rural Spanish region using Rn-222 tracer 

      Grossi, Claudia; Vogel, F. R.; Curcoll, Roger; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Rodó, Xavier; Morguí, Josep Anton (2018-04-26)
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      The ClimaDat station at Gredos (GIC3) has been continuously measuring atmospheric (dry air) mixing ratios of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), as well as meteorological parameters, since November 2012. In this study ...