Radon Concentration In The Atmosphere As An Indicator Of The Height Of The Mixing Layer In The Region Of Mining Activity
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L Osrodka, K Skubacz, J Skowronek, E Krajny & M Wojtylak
The main objective of this work was examination whether measurement of polonium 218Po concentration in the atmosphere could be useful to evaluate the height of the mixing layer as an alternative method in relation to the theoretical or remote sensing methods. Data analysis based on study of variation of chosen meteorological parameters and its comparison with changes of the radon emanation power. The Fourier-, Wavelet- and Regression analysis were used for this aim. Finally one has been ascertained that meteorological conditions indirectly influenced the radon emanation power however its consequences had an essential meaning. On the other hand the relationship between the daily variation of the mixing height and polonium 218Po concentration in the atmosphere at the ground level was determined. As a result one has been stated that the polonium concentration could be an indicator of the mixing layer.