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Extremes and Environmental Risk

  1. E. Marian Scott

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.var003.pub2

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

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Scott, E. M. 2013. Radioactivity . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 5.

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  1. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

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  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


A diverse set of statistical tools are needed to quantify, model, and handle data on radioactivity in the environment. The behavior of radioactive elements is naturally stochastic, and in this article some of the statistical aspects are covered.


  • limits of detection;
  • sampling;
  • risk assessment