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Data set name

Risoe environmental radionuclide database

Data holding centreRisoe National Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark, Radiation Research Department (Radioecology)
CountryDenmark  Denmark
Time periodFrom 1956 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

45degN to 85degN; 30degE to 80degW. Denmark, Danish waters, Baltic, North Sea, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Fram Strait, Greenland Sea, Norwegian Sea, Denmark Strait, West Greenland waters. Marine as well as non-marine environmental data.

Observations 
Parameters

Radioactivity in biota; Geological sample radioactivity; Radioactivity in the water column

Description 
Summary

Environmental radionuclide data. Of interest for EDMED we may mention long time-series of data on seawater and seaweed from Danish, Swedish, Faroese and Greenland waters, plutonium in sediments and biota from the Thule accident area, Chernobyl debris in Baltic, Danish and Greenland Sea samples. The marine data collection is justified by the documentation of the radioactive pollution level and by its function as tracers for the potential transport of other pollutants and water masses. The section participates regularly in international intercomparisons and quality assurance tests. Only own data.

OriginatorsRisoe National Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark, Radiation Research Department (Radioecology)
Availability 
OrganisationRisoe National Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark, Radiation Research Department (Radioecology)
AvailabilitySeaDataNet licence; unknown
ContactRadiation Research Department
Address

Risoe National Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark, Radiation Research Department (Radioecology)
Risoe National Laboratory
Roskilde

DK-4000
Denmark

Telephone+45 4677 5300
Administration 
Collating centreAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
Local identifier13024001
Global identifier1114
Last revised2009-03-13