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Field Samples are physical media collected during the response which are subsequently analyzed either in a laboratory or in the field using InSitu equipment. Common field samples include air filters and soil samples. Radiochemistry analysis typically reports the presence of specific radionuclides measured as total activity or as either activity/unit of mass or activity/unit of volume, depending upon the sample media. In addition, total beta and total alpha activity may be reported. Currently, air filter and soil sample analysis results may be downloaded through the data repository. Both data sets are similar; they contain a number of columns describing the collected sample as well as the results of radiochemical analysis. In addition, there are a number of special fields that are specific to a given sample type; e.g., Air Filters specify the filter type and total volume, while soil samples specify the sample weight. For convenience, the sample information and subsequent analysis has been "flattened'ƒ" into a simple tabular format. Consequently, if a sample has multiple analysis results the ''sample collection'ƒ" values will be repeated through the set; e.g. sample ID#, barcode, latitude/longitude, collection date etc. To be included in the data repository, a given sample must meet the following criteria: has a valid latitude, longitude, and collection date; has been sent to a laboratory for analysis, or had analysis performed in the field; has at least one valid analysis result with a reportable unit, nuclide, and activity which has been validated by an authorized laboratory staff member. These results represent raw data that have been calibrated to physical units and validated. They do not include any further evaluation.

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Tohoku, radiation, Japan, environmental monitoring, nuclear, radiological, Fukushima
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Data Provided By
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Dataset Summary
Agency
Department of Energy
Date Released
08/15/2011
Date Updated
04/11/2013
Time Period
3/15/2011-4/24/2011
Frequency
Collection period varies.
High Value Dataset
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Dataset Information
Data.gov Data Category Type
Raw Data Catalog
Specialized Data Category Designation
Surveillance
Unique ID
5599
Extended Type
Raw Data
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
Soil Sample
Granularity
longitude/latitude pair
Geographic Coverage
Area around Fukushima, Japan
Data Quality
Data Quality Certification
Yes
Privacy and Confidentiality
Yes
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
DOE
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Data.gov Program Management Office Data.gov Program Management Office

created Feb 13, 2012

updated Apr 16, 2013

Description

Field Samples are physical media collected during the response which are subsequently analyzed either in a laboratory or in the field using InSitu equipment. Common field samples include air filters and soil samples. Radiochemistry analysis typically reports the presence of specific radionuclides measured as total activity or as either activity/unit of mass or activity/unit of volume, depending upon the sample media. In addition, total beta and total alpha activity may be reported. Currently, air filter and soil sample analysis results may be downloaded through the data repository. Both data sets are similar; they contain a number of columns describing the collected sample as well as the results of radiochemical analysis. In addition, there are a number of special fields that are specific to a given sample type; e.g., Air Filters specify the filter type and total volume, while soil samples specify the sample weight. For convenience, the sample information and subsequent analysis has been "flattened'ƒ" into a simple tabular format. Consequently, if a sample has multiple analysis results the ''sample collection'ƒ" values will be repeated through the set; e.g. sample ID#, barcode, latitude/longitude, collection date etc. To be included in the data repository, a given sample must meet the following criteria: has a valid latitude, longitude, and collection date; has been sent to a laboratory for analysis, or had analysis performed in the field; has at least one valid analysis result with a reportable unit, nuclide, and activity which has been validated by an authorized laboratory staff member. These results represent raw data that have been calibrated to physical units and validated. They do not include any further evaluation.

Activity
Community Rating
Current value: 0.0 out of 5
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Current value: out of 5
Raters
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Visits
463
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390
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0
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0
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Category
Geography and Environment
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Public
Tags
Tohoku, radiation, Japan, environmental monitoring, nuclear, radiological, Fukushima
Licensing and Attribution
Data Provided By
Department of Energy
Source Link
(none)
Dataset Summary
Agency
Department of Energy
Date Released
08/15/2011
Date Updated
04/11/2013
Time Period
3/15/2011-4/24/2011
Frequency
Collection period varies.
High Value Dataset
N
Suggested by Public
N
Dataset Information
Data.gov Data Category Type
Raw Data Catalog
Specialized Data Category Designation
Surveillance
Unique ID
5599
Extended Type
Raw Data
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
Soil Sample
Granularity
longitude/latitude pair
Geographic Coverage
Area around Fukushima, Japan
Data Quality
Data Quality Certification
Yes
Privacy and Confidentiality
Yes
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
DOE