Subterrestrial Fluid Convection- A Hypothesis For Long-Distance Migration Of Radon Within The Earth

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Journal Article: Subterrestrial Fluid Convection- A Hypothesis For Long-Distance Migration Of Radon Within The Earth

Abstract
Scattered observations suggest that radon can migrate through the earth for distances of >~100 m, a process of great potential aid in both earthquake prediction and uranium exploration. It is noted that existing theories predict that fluid convection in the earth, driven by the local geothermal gradient, can occur in areas of relatively high permeability. The velocity of fluid flow may be sufficient to transport radon over large distances before it decays. The convection hypothesis also provides a possible explanation of seasonal effects that have been observed in local and general radon emanation into the atmosphere.

Authors 
A. Mogro-Campero and R. L. Fleischer








Published Journal 
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 1977





DOI 
10.1016/0012-821X(77)90017-6


 

Citation

A. Mogro-Campero,R. L. Fleischer. 1977. Subterrestrial Fluid Convection- A Hypothesis For Long-Distance Migration Of Radon Within The Earth. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. (!) .