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Title: Preliminary design studies for the DESCARTES and CIDER codes. Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project

Abstract

The Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction (HEDR) project is developing several computer codes to model the release and transport of radionuclides into the environment. This preliminary design addresses two of these codes: Dynamic Estimates of Concentrations and Radionuclides in Terrestrial Environments (DESCARTES) and Calculation of Individual Doses from Environmental Radionuclides (CIDER). The DESCARTES code will be used to estimate the concentration of radionuclides in environmental pathways, given the output of the air transport code HATCHET. The CIDER code will use information provided by DESCARTES to estimate the dose received by an individual. This document reports on preliminary design work performed by the code development team to determine if the requirements could be met for Descartes and CIDER. The document contains three major sections: (i) a data flow diagram and discussion for DESCARTES, (ii) a data flow diagram and discussion for CIDER, and (iii) a series of brief statements regarding the design approach required to address each code requirement.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10124461
Report Number(s):
BN-SA-3681-HEDR
ON: DE93006344
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Dec 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; HANFORD RESERVATION; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; RADIATION DOSES; C CODES; HUMAN POPULATIONS; INFANTS; FOOD CHAINS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; D CODES; DESIGN; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; IODINE 131; MILK; AIR; PLANTS; SPECIFICATIONS; COWS; VEGETABLES; SOILS; CONTAMINATION; 560101; 990200; 540130; 540230; 540330; DOSIMETRY AND MONITORING; MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

Eslinger, P.W., Miley, T.B., Ouderkirk, S.J., and Nichols, W.E. Preliminary design studies for the DESCARTES and CIDER codes. Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project. United States: N. p., 1992. Web. doi:10.2172/10124461.
Eslinger, P.W., Miley, T.B., Ouderkirk, S.J., & Nichols, W.E. Preliminary design studies for the DESCARTES and CIDER codes. Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project. United States. doi:10.2172/10124461.
Eslinger, P.W., Miley, T.B., Ouderkirk, S.J., and Nichols, W.E. Tue . "Preliminary design studies for the DESCARTES and CIDER codes. Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project". United States. doi:10.2172/10124461. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10124461.
@article{osti_10124461,
title = {Preliminary design studies for the DESCARTES and CIDER codes. Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project},
author = {Eslinger, P.W. and Miley, T.B. and Ouderkirk, S.J. and Nichols, W.E.},
abstractNote = {The Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction (HEDR) project is developing several computer codes to model the release and transport of radionuclides into the environment. This preliminary design addresses two of these codes: Dynamic Estimates of Concentrations and Radionuclides in Terrestrial Environments (DESCARTES) and Calculation of Individual Doses from Environmental Radionuclides (CIDER). The DESCARTES code will be used to estimate the concentration of radionuclides in environmental pathways, given the output of the air transport code HATCHET. The CIDER code will use information provided by DESCARTES to estimate the dose received by an individual. This document reports on preliminary design work performed by the code development team to determine if the requirements could be met for Descartes and CIDER. The document contains three major sections: (i) a data flow diagram and discussion for DESCARTES, (ii) a data flow diagram and discussion for CIDER, and (iii) a series of brief statements regarding the design approach required to address each code requirement.},
doi = {10.2172/10124461},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1992},
month = {Tue Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1992}
}

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