Progress in Airborne Radioactivity Surveying

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From abstract: The objectives in the investigation of airborne radioactivity surveying during fiscal year 1951 were: 1) Establishment of a routine technique of airborne radioactivity surveying -- completed by incorporating those phases of the aeromagnetic surveying technique that were applicable; 2) Development of automatic correction of the radiation measurement for variation in distance from source -- achieved by using the radar altimeter output to modify the output of the counting-rate meter in accordance with the observed variation of radiation intensity with distance from a source; 3) Development of more efficient radiation detectors -- including large scintillation detectors.

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25 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.

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Stead, Frank W. April 1952.

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  • Main Title: Progress in Airborne Radioactivity Surveying
  • Added Title: Trace Elements Memorandum Report 314
  • Series Title: United States Geological Survey Reports
  • Added Title: United States Geological Survey Report 314

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From abstract: The objectives in the investigation of airborne radioactivity surveying during fiscal year 1951 were: 1) Establishment of a routine technique of airborne radioactivity surveying -- completed by incorporating those phases of the aeromagnetic surveying technique that were applicable; 2) Development of automatic correction of the radiation measurement for variation in distance from source -- achieved by using the radar altimeter output to modify the output of the counting-rate meter in accordance with the observed variation of radiation intensity with distance from a source; 3) Development of more efficient radiation detectors -- including large scintillation detectors.

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25 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.

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Stead, Frank W. Progress in Airborne Radioactivity Surveying, report, April 1952; Washington D.C. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc502110/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.