# Distribution Development for STORM Ingestion Input Parameters

## Abstract

The Sandia-developed Transport of Radioactive Materials (STORM) code suite is used as part of the Radioisotope Power System Launch Safety (RPSLS) program to perform statistical modeling of the consequences due to release of radioactive material given a launch accident. As part of this modeling, STORM samples input parameters from probability distributions with some parameters treated as constants. This report described the work done to convert four of these constant inputs (Consumption Rate, Average Crop Yield, Cropland to Landuse Database Ratio, and Crop Uptake Factor) to sampled values. Consumption rate changed from a constant value of 557.68 kg / yr to a normal distribution with a mean of 102.96 kg / yr and a standard deviation of 2.65 kg / yr. Meanwhile, Average Crop Yield changed from a constant value of 3.783 kg edible / m ^{2} to a normal distribution with a mean of 3.23 kg edible / m ^{2} and a standard deviation of 0.442 kg edible / m ^{2} . The Cropland to Landuse Database ratio changed from a constant value of 0.0996 (9.96%) to a normal distribution with a mean value of 0.0312 (3.12%) and a standard deviation of 0.00292 (0.29%). Finally the crop uptake factor changedmore »

- Authors:

- Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

- Sponsoring Org.:
- USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

- OSTI Identifier:
- 1372211

- Report Number(s):
- SAND2017-7381

655316

- DOE Contract Number:
- AC04-94AL85000

- Resource Type:
- Technical Report

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

### Citation Formats

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Fulton, John.
```*Distribution Development for STORM Ingestion Input Parameters*. United States: N. p., 2017.
Web. doi:10.2172/1372211.

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Fulton, John.
```*Distribution Development for STORM Ingestion Input Parameters*. United States. doi:10.2172/1372211.

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Fulton, John. Sat .
"Distribution Development for STORM Ingestion Input Parameters". United States.
doi:10.2172/1372211. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1372211.
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@article{osti_1372211,
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title = {Distribution Development for STORM Ingestion Input Parameters},

author = {Fulton, John},

abstractNote = {The Sandia-developed Transport of Radioactive Materials (STORM) code suite is used as part of the Radioisotope Power System Launch Safety (RPSLS) program to perform statistical modeling of the consequences due to release of radioactive material given a launch accident. As part of this modeling, STORM samples input parameters from probability distributions with some parameters treated as constants. This report described the work done to convert four of these constant inputs (Consumption Rate, Average Crop Yield, Cropland to Landuse Database Ratio, and Crop Uptake Factor) to sampled values. Consumption rate changed from a constant value of 557.68 kg / yr to a normal distribution with a mean of 102.96 kg / yr and a standard deviation of 2.65 kg / yr. Meanwhile, Average Crop Yield changed from a constant value of 3.783 kg edible / m 2 to a normal distribution with a mean of 3.23 kg edible / m 2 and a standard deviation of 0.442 kg edible / m 2 . The Cropland to Landuse Database ratio changed from a constant value of 0.0996 (9.96%) to a normal distribution with a mean value of 0.0312 (3.12%) and a standard deviation of 0.00292 (0.29%). Finally the crop uptake factor changed from a constant value of 6.37e-4 (Bq crop /kg)/(Bq soil /kg) to a lognormal distribution with a geometric mean value of 3.38e-4 (Bq crop /kg)/(Bq soil /kg) and a standard deviation value of 3.33 (Bq crop /kg)/(Bq soil /kg)},

doi = {10.2172/1372211},

journal = {},

number = ,

volume = ,

place = {United States},

year = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},

month = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}

}