Measurement of 7Be inventory in the outer Songkhla lagoon, Thailand

  • Santi Raksawong
  • Miodrag Krmar
  • Tripob Bhongsuwan


The main objective of this study is to estimate the sediment distribution pattern in the outer part of the Songkhla Lagoon, in southern Thailand, by measuring the cosmogenic 7Be in the lake bottom sediment cores. The results indicate that 7Be inventories are larger in the areas where channels collecting water from large subcatchments flow into the lake (mouths of Pak Ro, U-Tapao, Ro-1, and Ro-3 canals). Lower 7Be inventory areas are observed near mouth of channel transporting eroded materials from smaller subcatchments and at the northern tip of Koh Yo island, which is strongly influenced by tidal currents and wind waves which can probably cause sediment re-suspension.


Atmospheric 7Be 7Be running inventory 7Be inventory Songkhla lagoon Sediment 



This research was financially supported by the Prince of Songkla University (project code: SCI550111S), the National Research Council of Thailand (project code: SCI560125S), the Physics Department, Geophysics Research Center, Faculty of Science and the graduate fellowship from the Graduate School, Prince of Songkla University. In addition, the first author would like to thank the Prince of Songkla University Graduate Studies Grant. We thank Associate Professor Seppo Karrila, Faculty of Science and Industrial Technology, Prince of Songkla University and the Research and Development Office of the Prince of Songkla University, for English proof reading service. The Thai Meteorological Department is acknowledged for providing the meteorological data at the Songkhla station.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Santi Raksawong
    • 1
  • Miodrag Krmar
    • 2
  • Tripob Bhongsuwan
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Physics Research Laboratory and Geophysics Research Center, Department of Physics, Faculty of SciencePrince of Songkla UniversityHat YaiThailand
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Faculty of SciencesUniversity of Novi SadNovi SadSerbia

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