Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 215–221, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-7-215-2015
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 215–221, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-7-215-2015

Review article 20 Aug 2015

Review article | 20 Aug 2015

Post-Chernobyl surveys of radiocaesium in soil, vegetation, wildlife and fungi in Great Britain

J. S. Chaplow, N. A. Beresford, and C. L. Barnett J. S. Chaplow et al.
  • Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4AP, UK

Abstract. The data set "Post Chernobyl surveys of radiocaesium in soil, vegetation, wildlife and fungi in Great Britain" was developed to enable data collected by the Natural Environment Research Council after the Chernobyl accident to be made publicly available. Data for samples collected between May 1986 (immediately after Chernobyl) to spring 1997 are presented. Additional data to radiocaesium concentrations are presented where available. The data have value in trying to assess the contribution of new sources of radiocaesium in the environment, providing baseline data for future planned releases and to aid the development and testing of models.

The data are freely available for non-commercial use under Open Government Licence terms and conditions. doi:10.5285/d0a6a8bf-68f0-4935-8b43-4e597c3bf251. Supporting information to assist with the reuse of this data is available from the Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC) (http://eidc.ceh.ac.uk/).

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The data set ‘Post Chernobyl surveys of radiocaesium in soil, vegetation, wildlife and fungi in Great Britain’ was developed to enable data collected by the Natural Environment Research Council after the Chernobyl accident to be made publicly available. Data for samples collected between May 1986 (immediately after Chernobyl) to spring 1997 are freely available for non-commercial use under Open Government Licence terms and conditions. doi: 10.5285/d0a6a8bf-68f0-4935-8b43-4e597c3bf251.