The submission is open to any papers within the special issue scope.
Since its discovery, much has changed in our understanding of radioactivity. The deep knowledge of
its properties and the ability to detect radioactive processes make this natural phenomenon a
particularly appealing tool for tracing time-varying environmental processes.
Nuclear techniques enable the measurement of naturally occurring or artificial radionuclides in air,
soils, and water even at trace levels, improving the understanding of their behaviour and distribution.
Recently, novel methods of environmental radioactivity monitoring have benefitted from the advances in
technological development of innovative and robotized instrumentation also based on airborne
systems, drones, and small satellites.
In this special issue, we would like to invite contributions addressing the measurement and
exploitation of environmental radioactivity in all areas of geosciences, including, but not limited to,
- mineral exploration;
- soil erosion and coastal and marine monitoring;
- naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORMs) and tailor-made building materials;
- geostatistical methods for radioactivity mapping;
- nuclear technologies for precision agriculture;
- atmospheric tracing, mixing, and transport processes;
- Radon EuroCode and indoor air quality monitoring;
- cosmic ray modelling and detection;
- fingerprinting approaches of natural waters;
- public health linked to the EU BSS and EURATOM directives.