Comparison of Nordic dose models

Søren Thykier-Nielsen

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    A comparison is made between the models used in the four Nordic countries, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, for calculation of concentrations and doses from releases of radioactive material to the atmosphere. The comparison
    is limited to the near-zone models, i.e. the models for calculation of concentrations and doses within 50 km from the release point, and it comprises the following types of calculations:
    a. Concentrations of airborne material
    b. External gamma doses from a plume
    c. External gamma doses from radioactive material deposited on the ground.
    All models are based on the gaussian dispersion model (the gaussian plume model). Unit releases of specific isotopes under specific meteorological conditions are assumed. On the basis of the calculation results from the models, it is concluded that there are no essential differences. The difference between the calculation results only exceeds a factor of 3 in special cases. It thus lies within the known limits, of uncertainty for the gaussian plume model.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde, Denmark
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages199
    ISBN (Print)87-550-0528-4
    Publication statusPublished - 1978


    • Risø-M-1972


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