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Title: Using FRAMES to Manage Environmental and Water Resources

Abstract

The Framework for Risk Analysis in Multimedia Environmental Systems FRAMES) is decision-support middleware that provides users the ability to design software solutions for complex problems. It is a software platform that provides seamless and transparent communication between modeling components by using a multi-thematic approach to provide a flexible and holistic understanding of how environmental factors potentially affect humans and the environment. It incorporates disparate components (e.g., models, databases, and other frameworks) that integrate across scientific disciplines, allowing for tailored solutions to specific activities. This paper discusses one example application of FRAMES, where several commercialoff-the-shelf (COTS) software products are seamlessly linked into a planning and decision-support tool that helps manage water-based emergency situations and sustainable response. Multiple COTS models, including three surface water models, and a number of databases are linked through FRAMES to assess the impact of three asymmetric and simultaneous events, two of which impact water resources. The asymmetric events include 1) an unconventional radioactive release into a large potable water body, 2) a conventional contaminant (oil) release into navigable waters, and 3) an instantaneous atmospheric radioactive release.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
919987
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-53354
TRN: US0806469
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2007: Restoring our Natural Habitat, May 15–19, 2007, Tampa, Florida, USA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 97; F CODES; DECISION MAKING; HABITAT; RISK ASSESSMENT; WATER RESOURCES; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; FISSION PRODUCT RELEASE; OIL SPILLS

Citation Formats

Whelan, Gene, Millard, W. David, Gelston, Gariann M., Khangaonkar, Tarang P., Pelton, Mitch A., Strenge, Dennis L., Yang, Zhaoqing, Lee, Cheegwan, Sivaraman, Chitra, Stephan, Alex J., Hoopes, Bonnie L., and Castleton, Karl J. Using FRAMES to Manage Environmental and Water Resources. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1061/40927(243)130.
Whelan, Gene, Millard, W. David, Gelston, Gariann M., Khangaonkar, Tarang P., Pelton, Mitch A., Strenge, Dennis L., Yang, Zhaoqing, Lee, Cheegwan, Sivaraman, Chitra, Stephan, Alex J., Hoopes, Bonnie L., & Castleton, Karl J. Using FRAMES to Manage Environmental and Water Resources. United States. doi:10.1061/40927(243)130.
Whelan, Gene, Millard, W. David, Gelston, Gariann M., Khangaonkar, Tarang P., Pelton, Mitch A., Strenge, Dennis L., Yang, Zhaoqing, Lee, Cheegwan, Sivaraman, Chitra, Stephan, Alex J., Hoopes, Bonnie L., and Castleton, Karl J. Wed . "Using FRAMES to Manage Environmental and Water Resources". United States. doi:10.1061/40927(243)130.
@article{osti_919987,
title = {Using FRAMES to Manage Environmental and Water Resources},
author = {Whelan, Gene and Millard, W. David and Gelston, Gariann M. and Khangaonkar, Tarang P. and Pelton, Mitch A. and Strenge, Dennis L. and Yang, Zhaoqing and Lee, Cheegwan and Sivaraman, Chitra and Stephan, Alex J. and Hoopes, Bonnie L. and Castleton, Karl J.},
abstractNote = {The Framework for Risk Analysis in Multimedia Environmental Systems FRAMES) is decision-support middleware that provides users the ability to design software solutions for complex problems. It is a software platform that provides seamless and transparent communication between modeling components by using a multi-thematic approach to provide a flexible and holistic understanding of how environmental factors potentially affect humans and the environment. It incorporates disparate components (e.g., models, databases, and other frameworks) that integrate across scientific disciplines, allowing for tailored solutions to specific activities. This paper discusses one example application of FRAMES, where several commercialoff-the-shelf (COTS) software products are seamlessly linked into a planning and decision-support tool that helps manage water-based emergency situations and sustainable response. Multiple COTS models, including three surface water models, and a number of databases are linked through FRAMES to assess the impact of three asymmetric and simultaneous events, two of which impact water resources. The asymmetric events include 1) an unconventional radioactive release into a large potable water body, 2) a conventional contaminant (oil) release into navigable waters, and 3) an instantaneous atmospheric radioactive release.},
doi = {10.1061/40927(243)130},
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number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed May 16 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Wed May 16 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}

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