A ground radiometric study of uranium, thorium and potassium in Isparta, Turkey

Uyanik N. A. , AKKURT İ. , UYANIK O.

ANNALS OF GEOPHYSICS, cilt.53, ss.25-30, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 53
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4401/ag-4726
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.25-30


The radioelement concentrations of uranium (U-238), thorium (Th-232) and potassium (K-40), as their radionuclides eU, eTh and K, of Cunur Hill in the city of Isparta (Turkey) and its surroundings were measured using gamma-ray spectrometry with a NaI(Tl) detector. The measurements were performed over an area of 2 km x 8 km around Cunur Hill, which forms part of the Isparta volcanic region that has a trachyandesitic composition, and which included the limestone outcrops east of Cunur. The results are mapped as combined radioelement concentrations. The radioelement concentrations of eU, eTh and K measured for Cunur Hill are high because of its trachyandesitic composition, while those measured in the limestone area were low, as would be expected.