Determination of snow water equivalent by the atmospheric beta-background

Irina Belyaeva, Grigorii Yakovlev, Aleksey Zelinskiy, Valentina Yakovleva

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Abstract

The paper presents the results of the long-term monitoring of beta-radiation flux density in the background atmosphere in Tomsk Observatory of Radioactivity and Ionizing Radiation by using beta-radiation detectors installed at different heights up to 35 m from the earth's surface. Analysis of seasonal variations of beta-background and characteristics of snow revealed that the specific of decreasing of beta-radiation flux density is similar to specific of increasing the snow water equivalent. Seasonal minimums of beta-radiation flux density, regardless of the height of measurement, better correspond to the maximums of snow water equivalent then to snow cover thickness. As a result of investigation a BetaSnow method for estimating the moisture content of snow cover based on measurements of the atmospheric beta-background was developed and described in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationV International Conference for Young Scientists, Post-Graduate Students and Students �Isotopes
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies, Materials and Application�, ITMA 2018
EditorsGagik Ashot Martoyan, Anna Godymchuk, Liudmyla Rieznichenko
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418318
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2019
Event5th International Conference for Young Scientists, Post-Graduate Students and Students on Isotopes: Technologies, Materials and Application, ITMA 2018 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 19 Nov 201823 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2101
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference5th International Conference for Young Scientists, Post-Graduate Students and Students on Isotopes: Technologies, Materials and Application, ITMA 2018
CountryRussian Federation
CityTomsk
Period19.11.1823.11.18

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Belyaeva, I., Yakovlev, G., Zelinskiy, A., & Yakovleva, V. (2019). Determination of snow water equivalent by the atmospheric beta-background. In G. A. Martoyan, A. Godymchuk, & L. Rieznichenko (Eds.), V International Conference for Young Scientists, Post-Graduate Students and Students �Isotopes: Technologies, Materials and Application�, ITMA 2018 [020010] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2101). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5099602