Use of GIS and 3D visualisation to investigate radon problem in groundwater

Urška Demšar*, Kirlna Skeppström

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Abstract

Radon is radioactive and its origin in groundwater is principally linked to the content of its parent element, uranium or radium in bedrocks. However, an on-going research at the Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering shows that a number of factors other than bedrock may potentially influence the radon concentration in groundwater. These factors include: steepness of the terrain, soil type, distribution of uranium and the effect of fracture zone. This article presents an application of GIS and 3D visualisation to explore the radon problem in groundwater. After a GIS pre-processing, 3D visualisations of the thematic data were produced in order to see if the visual approach would be useful to preliminary identify possible relationships between the high concentration of radon and other parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScanGIS 2005 - Proceedings of the 10th Scandinavian Research Conference on Geographical Information Sciences
Pages39-51
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event10th Scandinavian Research Conference on Geographical Information Sciences, ScanGIS 2005 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 13 Jun 200516 Jun 2005

Publication series

NameScanGIS 2005 - Proceedings of the 10th Scandinavian Research Conference on Geographical Information Sciences

Conference

Conference10th Scandinavian Research Conference on Geographical Information Sciences, ScanGIS 2005
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period13/06/0516/06/05

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