Ground Level Air Beryllium-7 and Ozone in Belgrade
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Three sets of data covering the 2004-2007 period are examined: two beryllium-7 series and ozone measured in ground level air. The measuring sites are at three different locations in Belgrade, Serbia. The temporal evolution of beryllium-7 and ozone is presented, as well as their mutual correlations. Beryllium-7 data for Belgrade agree well with the results for other locations in the region. The correlation between two beryllium-7 data sets is 0.57. The results for ozone indicate that Belgrade is not a common continental site, as the maximum in ozone distribution is reached in springtime. The overall correlation between beryllium-7 and ozone is good, but varies over different seasons. A large correlation (0.67) is noted between beryllium-7 measured at the site in Vinca, Serbia, and the monthly maximum ozone in autumn. An analysis which assumes the transport of air masses from the stratosphere, along which the only process changing the air mass composition is radioactive decay of berylliu...m-7, does not conclusively confirm the high correlation between beryllium-7 and ozone in autumn.
Keywords:ground level air / beryllium-7 / ozone / stratosphere-troposphere exchange
Source:Nuclear technology and radiation protection, 2008, 23, 2, 65-71
- Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia [141012, 141041]