Distributions of 137Cs in sediments of a crater lake: results from Baengnokdam of Mt. Halla, Jeju Island

  • Jung-Seok Chae
  • Tae-Hoon KimEmail author
  • Min-Young Lee
  • Byung-Chan Song
  • Seok-Hyung Koh


Vertical and horizontal distributions of 137Cs were investigated in sediment cores of the crater lake, Baengnokdam of Mt. Halla, Korea. The activities of 137Cs in sediments were in the range of minimum detectable activity 0.2–214 Bq kg−1 in the 0–100 cm layer. The inventories of 137Cs were in the range of 7.4–29.7 kBq m−2. The higher total inventories of 137Cs were observed in the middle of Baengnokdam of Mt. Halla, indicating that higher 137Cs in soil sediments of the middle of Baengnokdam of Mt. Halla can be strongly adsorbed on mud.


Sediment 137Cs Mud Grain size Organic context Hydraulic conductivity 



This research was supported by the 2018 scientific promotion program funded by Jeju National University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jung-Seok Chae
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tae-Hoon Kim
    • 3
    Email author
  • Min-Young Lee
    • 3
  • Byung-Chan Song
    • 3
  • Seok-Hyung Koh
    • 4
  1. 1.Korea Institute of Nuclear SafetyDaejeonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.School of Earth and Environmental Sciences/Research Institute of OceanographySeoul National UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Earth and Marine SciencesJeju National UniversityJejuRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.World Heritage OfficeJeju Special Self-Governing ProvinceJejuRepublic of Korea

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