Assessing emergency situations and their aftermath in urban areas: The EMRAS II Urban Areas Working Group

Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference article – Annual report year: 2012

  • Author: Thiessen, K.M.

    SENES Oak Ridge, Inc.

  • Author: Andersson, Kasper Grann

    Center for Nuclear Technologies, Technical University of Denmark, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000, Roskilde, Denmark

  • Author: Berkovskyy, V.

    International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Author: Charnock, T.W.

    Health Protection Agency

  • Author: Chouhan, S.L.

    Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

  • Author: de With, G.

    Nuclear Research & Consultancy Group (NL)

  • Author: Ďúran, J.

    VÚJE Inc., Slovakia

  • Author: Fuka, V.

    Charles University

  • Author: Helebrant, J.

    National Radiation Protection Institute (CZ)

  • Author: Hůlka, J.

    National Radiation Protection Institute (CZ)

  • Author: Hwang, W.T.

    Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

  • Author: Kuča, P.

    National Radiation Protection Institute (CZ)

  • Author: Mancini, F.

    SOGIN S.p.A. (IT)

  • Author: Navarro, E.

    Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire

  • Author: Periáñez, R.

    Universidad de Sevilla

  • Author: Prouza, Z.

    National Radiation Protection Institute (CZ)

  • Author: Sdouz, G.

    Austrian Institute of Technology

  • Author: Tomás, J.

    Centro de Protección e Higiene de las Radiaciones

  • Author: Trifunović, D.

    State Office for Radiological and Nuclear Safety, Croatia

  • Author: Urso, L.

    Helmholtz Zentrum München

  • Author: Walter, H.

    Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz

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The Urban Areas Working Group is part of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s EMRAS II (Environmental Modelling for Radiation Safety) Programme. The goal of this Working Group is to test and improve the capabilities of models used in assessment of radioactive contamination in urban settings, including dispersion and deposition events, short- and long-term contaminant redistribution following deposition events, and potential countermeasures or remediation efforts for reducing human exposures and doses. The Working Group has developed three modeling exercises, which are designed to permit intercomparison of model predictions and, in one case, comparison of model predictions with measurements. This paper describes the scenarios and provides comparisons of initial modeling results. Reasons for similarities and discrepancies among model predictions are discussed in terms of the modeling approaches, models, and parameter values used by different assessors. Preliminary conclusions emphasize the value of explaining individual approaches and the importance of understanding the effects of different assumptions and parameter values on the modeling results.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)S601-S607
StatePublished - 9 Jan 2011


ConferenceInternational Conference on Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity
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