Radon Anomaly Effects on Atmosphere in Middle and Equatorial Latitudes

Akbal O. A., Yege Y., Sönmez D., Can Z.

Turkish Physical Society 39th International Physics Congress,, Muğla, Turkey, 31 August - 04 September 2023, pp.125

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Muğla
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.125
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In our study, we will examine the effects of radon gas on the ionosphere. The fact that radon(222Rn) gas is an inert gas allows it to ionize the air by α-decay without undergoing chemical reactions. This feature of radon, its importance in Lithosphere-AtmosphereIonosphere Coupling has caused it to be the subject of much research. In this research, due to the ionosphere's natural plasma characteristics that can be influenced by both terrestrial and space factors, we will determine the changes in the Total Electron Content (TEC) of the ionosphere by using interquartile range method (IQR). Especially by considering the days with geomagnetic storms(disturbed) and the days without geomagnetic storms (quiet), dates and locations where radon anomaly (determined due to standard deviation method) is occurred will be chosen as coverage time.