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

Uyanik N. A. , AKKURT İ., UYANIK O.

ANNALS OF GEOPHYSICS, vol.53, pp.25-30, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4401/ag-4726
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-30
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


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.