The Historical Record of Artificial Radioactive Fallout from the Atmosphere in Polar Glaciers
- C.C. Langway Jr.,
- H. Oeschger and
- W. Dansgaard
Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
Copyright 1985 by the American Geophysical Union.
Greenland Ice Core: Geophysics, Geochemistry, and the Environment
How to Cite
Koide, M. and Goldberg, E. D. (1985) The Historical Record of Artificial Radioactive Fallout from the Atmosphere in Polar Glaciers, in Greenland Ice Core: Geophysics, Geochemistry, and the Environment (eds C.C. Langway, H. Oeschger and W. Dansgaard), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM033p0095
- Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1985
Print ISBN: 9780875900575
Online ISBN: 9781118664155
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Polar glaciers maintain a record of artificial radionuclide atmospheric fallout which can be developed on a year to year basis. Some homogenization of the record results from summer melting and subsequent melt-water percolation. Fallout from the U.S. dominated tests of the 1950s differs from that of the U.S.S.R. dominated tests in the 1960s. Further, differences in the atmospheric transport of the transuranics, alkalis, alkaline earths, and tritium were observed.