Understanding and quantifying the air exchange rate at boreholes and wells and subsequently their potential role as a source for greenhouse gases (GHGs) or volatile organic contaminant (VOCs) emissions to the atmosphere is important. Here, we investigate the effect of atmospheric conditions (atmospheric pressure and temperature) on air transport inside a deep dry borehole (88-m deep and 0.9-m wide) using radon, CO2 and absolute humidity measurements. Temperature, relative humidity, CO2 and radon (alpha detector) sensors were placed along the cased borehole, and a standard meteorological station was located a few km from the borehole. All borehole data were logged at high 1-min resolution. Current results show that climatic driving forces have a similar effect on the CO2 and radon trends within the borehole. In addition, we can distinguish between the diurnal and semi-diurnal periodical effect of the ambient temperature and pressure on both CO2 and radon concentrations.
|Title of host publication||EGU2018, Proceedings from the conference held 4-13 April, 2018 in Vienna, Austria|
|State||Published - 1 Apr 2018|
|Event||20th EGU General Assembly, EGU2018, - Vienna, Austria|
Duration: 8 Apr 2018 → 13 Apr 2018
|Conference||20th EGU General Assembly, EGU2018,|
|Period||8/04/18 → 13/04/18|