Soil gas radon concentrations along the Ganos Fault (GF)


GÜNAY O., SAÇ M. M. , İÇHEDEF M. , TAŞKÖPRÜ C.

ARABIAN JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES, cilt.11, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12517-018-3542-2
  • Dergi Adı: ARABIAN JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES

Özet

In this study, soil radon levels have been measured for the first time across the Ganos fault (GF), which is known as the western part of the North Anatolian Fault Zone. LR 115 Type 2 Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors (time integrated) have been applied to determine soil gas radon levels, and the survey was performed in 16 stations along the fault line. The results showed that soil gas radon concentrations and variation of concentration levels are comparable high along the fault line. It is also observed that in the middle of the Ganos Fault, fairly elevated radon levels were detected. These can be related to the activity of the fault lines. It is confirmed that the study area has a very active tectonic structure and is great location for analyzing radon variations.