Vol. 3, 2018

Original research papers

Radioecology

CORRELATION OF RADIATION AND METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS DURING ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION MONITORING IN PUBLIC COMPANY “NUCLEAR FACILITIES OF SERBIA”

Vesna Radumilo, Ivan Knežević, Dalibor Arbutina

Pages: 81–84

DOI: 10.21175/RadProc.2018.17

Public Company “Nuclear Facilities of Serbia” is the only nuclear operator in Serbia. Under the radiation safety and radiation protection measures of people and environment, Public Company conducts the environmental radiation monitoring around nuclear facilities. Monitoring also includes relevant meteorological measurements at the micro-location. This paper shows the correlation between the change of ambient gamma dose rate equivalent in the air and meteorological parameters: precipitation and the relative humidity in air. All the measurements were taken at the site of a meteorological tower on 114 meters above sea level, in the vicinity of nuclear facilities. Monthly values of relative humidity of the air and intense rainfall were obtained during 2017. The analysis of this relation clearly shows the impact of the intense rain and the relative humidity of the air on the ambient gamma dose rate equivalent. Calculated Pearson's correlation coefficient shows the degree of the above-mentioned dependence.
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