Abstract - Radon Radiation in Wind Cave
Chord, Casey A., Farrell, Tom and Finney, Richard. 1978. Radon Radiation in Wind Cave. 39+ p.
This report was written to provide a complete overview of Radon Radiation and its associations with National Park Service caves. Special emphasis is placed on Wind Cave National Park, Wind Cave, South Dakota. The report discusses (1) what Radon is and why it is hazardous, (2) how Radon Radiation relates to the safety of the personnel of the park service, (3) a historical background of the Radon monitoring program in National Park Service caves, (4) an analysis of acquired weather and Radon Radiation data, and (5) our recommendations to the Wind Cave officials. The appendix section inlcudes graphs, tables, and computer programs used in analyzing the data.
Did You Know?
Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.