Deposition Properties of $^{137}Cs$ in Marine Sediments

  • Park, G. (Department of Physics, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Lin, X.J. (Department of Physics, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Kim, W. (Department of Physics, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Kang, H.D. (Department of Physics, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Lee, H.L. (Department of Chemistry, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Kim, Y. (Department of Geology, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Doh, S.H. (Department of Physics, Pukyong National University) ;
  • Kim, D.S. (Devision of Science Education, Daegu University) ;
  • Yun, S.G. (Devision of Science Education, Daegu University) ;
  • Kim, C.K. (Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety)
  • Published : 2003.12.30


The concentration of $^{137}Cs$, the particle size, and the contents of TOC, H, N and S were measured for sediments collected in the adjacent sea to Yangnam, Korea. The concentrations of $^{137}Cs$ in sediments are in the range of $^{137}Cs$ for sediments strongly depend on particle size and TOC content of sediments. The results of multiple regression analysis suggest that humic substances may have great influence on the deposition of $^{137}Cs$ in sediment.


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