Title: European Atlas of Natural Radiation
Authors: CINELLI GIORGIADE CORT MARCTOLLEFSEN TOREACHATZ MICHAELAAJTIĆ JELENABALLABIO CRISTIANOBARNET IVANBOCHICCHIO FRANCESCOBORELLI PASQUALEBOSSEW PETERBRAGA ROBERTOBRATTICH ERIKABRIGANTI ALESSANDRACARPENTIERI CARMELACASTELLANI CARLO-MARIACASTELLUCCIO MAUROCHIABERTO ENRICOCIOTOLI GIANCARLOCOLETTI CHIARACUCCHI ANSELMODARAKTCHIEVA ZORNITZADI CARLO CHRISTIANDE FRANCE JENNIFERDEHANDSCHUTTER BORISDOMINGOS FILIPADUDAR TAMARAELIO JAVIERFALLETTI PAOLOFERREIRA ANTONIOFINNE INGVILD ENGENFONTANA CLAUDIAFUENTE MERINO ISMAELGALLI GIANFRANCOGARCIA-TALAVERA MARTAGERMAN OLGAGROSSI CLAUDIAGRUBER VALERIAGUTIERREZ-VILLANUEVA JOSE-LUISHANSEN MARIAHERNANDEZ CEBALLOS MIGUEL ANGELHOFFMANN MARCUSHURST STEFANIEIURLARO GIORGIAIVANOVA KREMENAJOBBAGY VIKTORJONES ARWYNKOVALENKO GRYGORIYKOZAK KRZYSZTOFLAWLEY RUSSELLLEHNÉ ROUWENLISTER BOBLONG STEPHANIELUCCHETTI CARLOMAGNONI M.MATOLIN MILANMAZUR JADWIGAMAZZOLI CLAUDIOMCLAUGHLIN JAMESMOLLO MARAMOSTACCI DOMIZIANOMUNDIGL STEFANNESBOR DIETERNEVES LUISNEZNAL MATEJNIKOLOV JOVANANILSSON PERNOGAROTTO ALESSIOONISCHENKO ALEKSANDRAORGIAZZI ALBERTOPACHEROVÁ PETRAPANAGOS PANAGIOTISPEREIRA ALCIDESPEREZ MARIA DEL ROSARIOPOKALYUK VLADIMIRPRESSYANOV DOBROMIRQUINDÓS PONCELA LUIS SANTIAGORINGER WOLFGANGROSSI FRANCOISSANGIORGI MARCOSASSI RAFFAELESIMIC ZDENKOSMEDLEY PAULINESOCCIARELLI SILVIASOLIGO MICHELESTOULOS STYLIANOSSZABO KATALINTÄHT-KOK KRISTATODOROVIĆ NATAŠATOLTON RICHELLETUCCIMEI PAOLATURTIAINEN TUUKKATYE ANDREWUDOVICIC V.VASILYEV ALEKSEYVENOSO GENNAROVERDELOCCO STEFANIAVERKHOVTSEV VALENTYNVOLTAGGIO MARIOZHUKOVA OLGAZHUKOVSKY MICHAEL
Editors: CINELLI GIORGIA
DE CORT MARC
TOLLEFSEN TORE
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2019
JRC N°: JRC116795
ISBN: 978-92-76-08258-3 (online),978-92-76-08259-0 (print)
Other Identifiers: OP KJ-02-19-425-EN-N (online),KJ-02-19-425-EN-C (print)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC116795
DOI: 10.2760/46388
10.2760/520053
Type: Books
Abstract: Natural ionizing radiation is considered as the largest contributor to the collective effective dose received by the world population. The human population is continuously exposed to ionizing radiation from several natural sources that can be classified into two broad categories: high-energy cosmic rays incident on the Earth’s atmosphere and releasing secondary radiation (cosmic contribution); and radioactive nuclides generated during the formation of the Earth and still present in the Earth’s crust (terrestrial contribution). Terrestrial radioactivity is mostly produced by the uranium and thorium radioactive families together with potassium. In most circumstances, radon, a noble gas produced in the radioactive decay of uranium, is the most important contributor to the total dose. This Atlas aims to present the current state of knowledge of natural radioactivity, by giving general background information, and describing its various sources. This reference material is complemented by a collection of maps of Europe displaying the levels of natural radioactivity caused by different sources. It is a compilation of contributions and reviews received from more than 80 experts in their field: they come from universities, research centres, national and European authorities and international organizations. This Atlas provides reference material and makes harmonized datasets available to the scientific community and national competent authorities. In parallel, this Atlas may serve as a tool for the public to: • familiarize itself with natural radioactivity; • be informed about the levels of natural radioactivity caused by different sources; • have a more balanced view of the annual dose received by the world population, to which natural radioactivity is the largest contributor; • and make direct comparisons between doses from natural sources of ionizing radiation and those from man-made (artificial) ones, hence to better understand the latter. Additional information at: https://remon.jrc.ec.europa.eu/About/Atlas-of-Natural-Radiation
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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