Steinitz Gideon 1941-2018


Name: Gideon Steinitz





Senior researcher (emeritus)
Leading research on geophysics of radon




Research interests:


Nuclear geophysics of radon
Relation of radon and geodynamics
Experimental simulation of radon signals
Characteristics of radon time series




Main projects and grants:


Geophysics of radon in Israel (GSI)




  : Key publications


Steinitz, G., O. Piatibratova, and S. M. Barbosa, 2007. Radon daily signals in the Elat Granite, southern Arava, Israel. J. Geophys. Res., 112, B10211, doi:10.1029/2006JB004817.Steinitz, G., Piatibratova, O., 2010a. Radon signals in the Gavnunim intrusion, Makhtesh Ramon, Israel. Geophys. J. Int. 180, 651–665.
Steinitz, G. and Piatibratova, O., 2010b. Radon signals at the Roded site, Southern Israel, Solid Earth, 1, 99-109, doi:10.5194/se-1-99-2010.
Steinitz, G., Piatibratova, O., Kotlarsky, P., 2011. Possible effect of solar tides on radon signals. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 102, 749-765. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2011.04.002.
Sturrock, P.A., Steinitz, G., Fischbach, E., Javorsek, D. and Jenkins, J.H., 2012. Analysis of Gamma Radiation from a Radon Source: Indications of a Solar Influence. Astroparticle Physics, 35/1, 18-25.
Steinitz, G., Kotlarsky, P., Piatibratova, O., 2013. Anomalous non-isotropic temporal variation of gamma-radiation from radon (progeny) within air in confined conditions. Geophysical Journal International, 193, 1110-1118; doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt057.
Steinitz, G., Piatibratova, O. and Charit-Yaari, N., 2013. Influence of a component of solar irradiance on radon signals at 1 km depth, Gran Sasso, Italy. Proc. R. Soc. A, 469 2159, 20130411; doi:10.1098/rspa.2013.0411.
Steinitz, G., Piatibratova, O., and Kotlarsky, P., 2014. Sub-daily periodic radon signals in a confined radon system. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 134C (2014), 128-135.


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