Environmental radioactivity in soils and sediments of Coolbaggie Creek, NSW, Australia

Timothy J. Ralph*, Adam Wethered, Hugh Smith, Kirstie Fryirs, Henk Heijnis

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Non-traditional research outputData set/Database


This dataset contains 29 records of Cs-137 and Pb-210ex activity, loss on ignition (LOI), particle size fraction (<63 μm), and specific surface area (SSA) for soils and sediments from the Coolbaggie Creek catchment in the Murray-Darling Basin, New South Wales, Australia, in 2012. These data were used in a paper entitled "Quantifying fluvial (dis)connectivity in an agricultural catchment using a geomorphic approach and sediment source tracing" by Wethered, A.S., Ralph, T.J., Smith, H.G. et al. published at https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-015-1202-7, accessed on 6th of September, 2021. Radionuclide activities were determined for the <63 μm fraction of all samples using a Canberra Compton-suppression gamma spectrometry system at the Institute for Environmental Research, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Sydney, Australia. Further details of the sampling and measurement methods are available in the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationJapan
PublisherUniversity of Tsukuba
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2021

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  • 137Cs
  • 210Pbex
  • Loss on ignition
  • Particle size fraction
  • Specific surface area


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