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Abstract

Two approaches to the description of radioactive pollution (in air and on soil) exploiting respectively fractal and multifractal techniques, are presented. It was assumed that the fluctuations intrinsic to this phenomenon are best modelled by means of fractals, which may also take into account the geographical sparseness of pollution in the environment. The aim of the research was to provide an algorithm able to describe the overall distribution of a pollutant and estimate its intensity in unsampled locations. In the case of monofractal modelling the temporal dynamics of the investigated phenomenon can be simulated.

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Authors: SALVADORI G, Dipartimento di Fisica Nucleare e Teorica, Pavia (IT);RATTI S P, Dipartimento di Fisica Nucleare e Teorica, Pavia (IT);BELLI G, Dipartimento di Fisica Nucleare e Teorica, Pavia (IT);QUINTO E, Dipartimento di Fisica Nucleare e Teorica, Pavia (IT);GRAZIANI G, JRC Ispra (IT);DE CORT M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Austrian-Italian-Hungarian Radiation Protection Symposium : Radiation Protection in Neighbouring Countries, Obergurgl/Tyrol (AT), April 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37601 ORA
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