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Beach sediment dynamics from natural radionuclides point of view

  • Ana del Carmen Arriola Velásquez
  • Alicia Tejera Cruz
  • Ignacio Alonso Bilbao
  • Walter Geibert
  • Ingrid Stimac
  • Fernándo Cámara Artigas
  • Neus Miquel Armengol
  • Héctor Eulogio Alonso Hernández
  • Jesús García Rubiano
  • Pablo Martel Escobar

This work assesses the use of natural radionuclides as tracers of marine sediment dynamic in a heterogeneous beach in Spain. Multivariant statistics was used to evaluate the spatial variability of the activity concentration of natural radionuclides. The statistics applied for the temporal variability showed that some erosion agents influence the activity concentration found for various natural radionuclides during erosion and accumulation periods. The results of the different analysis suggested that the radionuclides studied could be used as tracers of marine sediment dynamic in beaches.

  • Keywords:
  • Natural radionuclides,
  • Sand,
  • Erosion,
  • Tracers,
  • Sediment dynamic,
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Ana del Carmen Arriola Velásquez

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0002-9846-6444

Alicia Tejera Cruz

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0002-2416-3053

Ignacio Alonso Bilbao

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0003-4847-6545

Walter Geibert

Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany - ORCID: 0000-0001-8646-2334

Ingrid Stimac

Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany - ORCID: 0000-0001-6053-2330

Fernándo Cámara Artigas

University of Milan, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-7768-0946

Neus Miquel Armengol

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Héctor Eulogio Alonso Hernández

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0002-3479-9805

Jesús García Rubiano

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0002-7763-0778

Pablo Martel Escobar

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0001-7883-5970

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Chapter Title

Beach sediment dynamics from natural radionuclides point of view

Authors

Ana del Carmen Arriola Velásquez, Alicia Tejera Cruz, Ignacio Alonso Bilbao, Walter Geibert, Ingrid Stimac, Fernándo Cámara Artigas, Neus Miquel Armengol, Héctor Eulogio Alonso Hernández, Jesús García Rubiano, Pablo Martel Escobar

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.02

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2022

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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Firenze University Press

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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