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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 ground-based Rn-222 measurements over Spain: filling the gap in southwestern Europe 

      Grossi, Claudia; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Vogel, Felix; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Zimnoch, M.; Wach, P.; Martín, J. E.; López Coto, Israel; Bolívar Raya, Juan Pedro; Morguí, Josep Anton; Rodó, Xavier (2016-09-27)
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      Harmonized atmospheric 222Rn observations are required by the scientific community: these data have been lacking in southern Europe. We report on three recently established ground-based atmospheric 222Rn monitoring stations ...
    • 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, ...
    • Analysis of the vertical radon structure at the Spanish "El Arenosillo" tower station 

      Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Arnold, Delia; Adame, José Antonio; Grossi, Claudia; Hernández Ceballos, Miguel Ángel; Bolívar Raya, Juan Pedro (Elsevier, 2015-01-01)
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      This paper presents an analysis of one year of hourly radon and meteorological measurements at 10 m and 100 m a.g.l. at El Arenosillo tall-tower station, in the south-west of the Iberian Peninsula. Whole-year and seasonal ...
    • 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 airborne radiation detectors carried by rotary-wing unmanned aerial systems 

      Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Costa Vargas, Daniel; Macias López, Miquel; Royo Chic, Pablo; Pastor Llorens, Enric; Luchkov, Maksym; Neumaier, Stefan; Stöhlker, Ulrich; Luff, Roger (2020)
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      The Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the German Federal Office of Radiation Protection (BfS) have analysed the response of a 2”x2” (diameter x height) NaI 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 ...
    • EUNADICS-AV early warning system dedicated to supporting aviation in the case of a crisis from natural airborne hazards and radionuclide clouds 

      Brenot, Hugues; Papagiannopoulos, Nikolaos; Mona, Lucia; Scollo, Simona; Arnold, Delia; Haefele, Alexander; Hervo, Maxime; Apituley, Arnoud; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Peuch, Vincent-Henri; Wotawa, Gerhard (2021-11-10)
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      The purpose of the EUNADICS-AV (European Natural Airborne Disaster Information and Coordination System for Aviation) prototype early warning system (EWS) is to develop the combined use of harmonised data products from ...
    • 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 ...
    • EURADOS STRATEGIC RESEARCH AGENDA 2020: VISION FOR THE DOSIMETRY OF IONISING RADIATION 

      Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Ainsbury, Elizabeth A.; Alves, J.; Bottollier-Depois, Jean-Francois; Breustedt, Bastian; Caresana, Marco; Clairand, Isabelle; Fantuzzi, Elena; Fattibene, Paola; Gilvin, Phil; López Ponte, María Antonia; Olsovcová, Veronika; Rabus, H.; Ruehm, Werner; Silari, Marco; Stolarczyk, Liliana; Tanner, Richard; Vanhavere, Filip; Woda, Clemens (2021-05-31)
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      Since 2012, the European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS) has developed its Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), which contributes to the identification of future research needs in radiation dosimetry in Europe. Continued ...
    • First estimation of CH4fluxes using the222Rn Tracer Method over the central Iberian Peninsula 

      Grossi, Claudia; Vogel, Felix; Morguí, Josep Anton; Curcoll Masanes, Roger; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Batet Torrell, Óscar; Nofuentes, Manel; Occhipinti, Paola; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Rodó, Xavier (WIT Press, 2014)
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      Emissions of CH4 over the central Iberian Peninsula have been estimated experimentally for the first time using the Radon Tracer Method (RTM), which uses the atmospheric noble radioactive gas 222Rn as an auxiliary tracer. ...
    • 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 ...