Technical Paper

Using GIS and Spatial Statistics to Analyze the Chernobyl Consequences

This paper discusses very generally the importance of GIS and spatial statistics in the analysis of short- and long-term effects of the radioactive exposure of the population in two European countries, Belarus and Sweden. This paper also discusses why radioactive exposure has consequences on human health, the importance of using GIS shortly after the disaster, and application of GIS and spatial statistics for decision making to protect the population years after the catastrophe.

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