Spatio-temporal modeling of 210Pb transportation in lake environments

Külahci F., Şen Z.

Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol.165, no.1-3, pp.525-532, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 165 Issue: 1-3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.10.026
  • Journal Name: Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.525-532
  • Keywords: Cumulative semivariogram, Radionuclide, Lake, Spatial analysis, Contamination
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


Radioactive particle movement analysis in any environment gives valuable information about the effects of the concerned environment on the particle and the transportation phenomenon. In this study, the spatio-temporal point cumulative semivariogram (STPCSV) approach is proposed for the analysis of the spatio-temporal changes in the radioactive particle movement within a surface water body. This methodology is applied to the 210Pb radioactive isotope measurements at 44 stations, which are determined beforehand in order to characterize the Keban Dam water environment on the Euphrates River in the southeastern part of Turkey. It considers the contributions coming from all the stations and provides information about the spatio-temporal behavior of 210Pb in the water environment. After having identified the radii of influences at each station it is possible to draw maps for further interpretations. In order to see holistically the spatial changes of the radioisotope after 1st, 3rd and 5th hours, the radius of influence maps are prepared and interpreted accordingly. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.