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Cluster analysis of radionuclide concentrations in beach sand

de Meijer, R.J., James, I.R., Jennings, P.J. and Koeyers, J.E. (2001) Cluster analysis of radionuclide concentrations in beach sand. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 54 (3). pp. 535-542.

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This paper presents a method in which natural radionuclide concentrations of beach sand minerals are traced along a stretch of coast by cluster analysis. This analysis yields two groups of mineral deposit with different origins. The method deviates from standard methods of following dispersal of radionuclides in the environment, which are usually based on the construction of lines of equal concentrations. The paper focuses on the methodology of quantitatively correlating activity concentrations of natural radionuclides in two groups of minerals. The methodology is widely applicable, but is demonstrated for natural radioactivity in beach sands along the coast of South West Australia

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier Limited
Copyright: © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd.
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