Cosmic Radiation and Radioactivity

Measurement and Monitoring of the Radiation Dose in the Atmosphere

Cosmic Radiation

The UFS Schneefernerhaus is the only research station at mountain altitudes worldwide that includes a Bonner spheres spectrometer to monitor secondary neutrons from cosmic radiation. The spectrometer was installed in 2005 by the Institute of Radiation Protection of the HMGU.  These kind of spectrometers allow continuous measurements of both the intensity of secondary neutrons from cosmic radiation and their energy distribution.

 

Natural Radiation and Radiation Protection

The UFS Schneefernerhaus is a site within both the Bavarian Radioactivity Monitoring Network (IfR) as well as in the federal network . The gathered data is transfered to the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety to inform and warn the public.