International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Sensitivity Analysis for the Effects of Meteorological and Radioactive Release Conditions on Radiation Doses from Nuclear Power Plant Accidents

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This paper briefly reviews several large-scale modeling systems for nuclear power plant accidents in the United States, and summarizes our recent modeling results for the effects of key meteorological conditions, radioactive release characteristics, and evacuation strategies on radiation doses. This work was intended to be useful in the formulation of emergency plans for nuclear power plant accidents. The sensitivity analyses establish a scale for comparing impacts at various locations and over time depending on the variation of those key parameters, and have clear implications for emergency planning. © 1990 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Publication Title

GeoJournal

Publication Date

7-1-1990

Volume

21

Issue

3

First Page

273

Last Page

282

ISSN

0343-2521

DOI

10.1007/BF02428511

Keywords

radiation accidents, radiation dosage, radiation, atmospheric models, radioactive materials, emergency management, nuclear power, wind velocity, sensitivity analysis, nuclear power plants, atmospherics

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

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