Airborne Radioactivity Survey of the Red Desert Region, Sweetwater County, Wyoming

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From abstract: An airborne radioactivity survey of a selected area in the Red Desert, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, containing outcrops of radioactive lignites and shales of known surface extent and uranium content, was flown on flight lines at three levels, respectively 250, 500, and 1,000 feet above the ground and spaced at one-quarter mile intervals. Measurements from three identical dual-channel radiation detectors were simultaneously recorded to obtain data at various distances from natural radioactive sources of known configuration. The radiation intensity measurements were fully corrected for all extraneous effects and were compiled as profiles of radiation intensity, as an isoradioactivity contour ... continued below

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30 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm.

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Nelson, R. A.; Sharp, William N. & Stead, Frank W. July 1951.

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  • Main Title: Airborne Radioactivity Survey of the Red Desert Region, Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • Added Title: Trace Elements Memorandum Report 147
  • Series Title: United States Geological Survey Reports
  • Added Title: United States Geological Survey Report 147

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From abstract: An airborne radioactivity survey of a selected area in the Red Desert, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, containing outcrops of radioactive lignites and shales of known surface extent and uranium content, was flown on flight lines at three levels, respectively 250, 500, and 1,000 feet above the ground and spaced at one-quarter mile intervals. Measurements from three identical dual-channel radiation detectors were simultaneously recorded to obtain data at various distances from natural radioactive sources of known configuration. The radiation intensity measurements were fully corrected for all extraneous effects and were compiled as profiles of radiation intensity, as an isoradioactivity contour map, and as curves showing the relationship between radiation intensity and distance from the source.

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30 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm.

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Nelson, R. A.; Sharp, William N. & Stead, Frank W. Airborne Radioactivity Survey of the Red Desert Region, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, report, July 1951; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc502066/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.