Cesium concentration spatial distribution modeling by point cumulative semivariogram


KÜLAHCI F., Sen Z., KAZANÇ S.

WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION, cilt.195, ss.151-160, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 195
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11270-008-9734-8
  • Dergi Adı: WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.151-160

Özet

The theoretical basis of the proposed technique is the cumulative variation of (137)Cs measurements' squared-differences between a reference and other sites. The change of the cumulative squared-differences with distance from the reference site is referred to as the point cumulative semivariogram (PCSV), which provides appropriate measure of cumulative similarity. Inspection of individual experimental PCSV provides local interpretation about the (137)Cs radioactivity concentration around each site, whereas collective inspections provide possibility for grouping similar sites and hence identifying homogeneous sub-areas within the study area. It is also possible to prepare (137)Cs radioactivity concentration maps based on pre-specified distances in each experimental PCSV, which lead to similarity levels. Such maps provide appreciation of (137)Cs radioactivity concentration regional dependence in Keban Dam Lake, Turkey. Apart from the individual PCSV interpretations, the whole lake is divided into four distinctive classes.