Title: Geostatistical Challenges Encountered in Mapping Indoor Radon Concentrations
Authors: BOSSEW PETERDUBOIS GREGOIRE
Citation: Proceedings of the 8th International Geostatistics Congress p. 851-860
Publisher: GECAMIN Ltd
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC45499
URI: http://www.geostats2008.com/joomla/; http://www.geostats2008.com/evento_2008/images/stories/docs/geo08_final_programme.pdf
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC45499
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: Radon has been identified as an important radiological hazard, being second only to smoking in causing lung cancer, and large efforts have been made in many countries to map indoor radon concentration levels. The use of geostatistics in the field is however relatively recent, mainly because of the apparent lack of spatial correlation of indoor radon over short distances. If some significant progress has been made, a number of serious difficulties affecting a geostatistical approach still remain. Among the main obstacles which we believe are the most important are the need for a clear and shared definition of the working variable ¿indoor radon concentration¿; the understanding of microscale variations due to ¿longitudinal¿ variability in Rn concentration at one point; and the proper definition of the support of a geostatistical variable ¿Rn concentration¿.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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