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If we calculate the flux at a certain distance from a source of radiation by first neglecting the effect of attenuation in air, how does one factor in the effect of air attenuation?

I do not know how to apply that theory. I'm am trying to understand what the difference is at sea level or at high elevation.

Helping understanding both situations and how to factor it into the calculations would be great.

Thanks.

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# Radioactive flux attenuation in air - Need Help

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