Seasonal variations of

P. Spezzano, S. Bortoluzzi, R. Giacomelli, L. Massironi

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Concentrations of 137Cs in water were monitored from 1987 to 1991 in the Dora Baltea river (northwest Italy), a river characterized by a catchment area located in a mountainous area which is largely covered with snow and ice in winter. A strong seasonal variation of water contamination was observed. Increased water concentrations in summer were attributed to caesium deposition and accumulation on snow-covered surfaces in winter and a delayed release in summer during ice and snow melting. An attempt of relating the observed cyclical variations with estimated transfer rates from the catchment has also been performed. © 1993.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77 - 88
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Environmental Radioactivity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Spezzano, P., Bortoluzzi, S., Giacomelli, R., & Massironi, L. (1994). Seasonal variations of. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 22(1), 77 - 88.