Treatment of uncertainties in the geologic disposal of radioactive waste

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Uncertainty in the analysis of geologic waste disposal is generally considered to have three primary components: (1) computer code/model uncertainty, (2) model parameter uncertainty, and (3) scenario uncertainty. Computer code/model uncertainty arises from problems associated with determination of appropriate parameters for use in model construction, mathematical formulatin of models, and numerical techniques used in conjunction with the mathematical formulation of models. Model parameter uncertainty arises from problems associated with selection of appropriate values for model input, data interpretation and possible misuse of data, and variation of data. Scenario uncertainty arises from problems associated with the "completeness` of scenarios, the definition ... continued below

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Cranwell, R.M. December 31, 1985.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Uncertainty in the analysis of geologic waste disposal is generally considered to have three primary components: (1) computer code/model uncertainty, (2) model parameter uncertainty, and (3) scenario uncertainty. Computer code/model uncertainty arises from problems associated with determination of appropriate parameters for use in model construction, mathematical formulatin of models, and numerical techniques used in conjunction with the mathematical formulation of models. Model parameter uncertainty arises from problems associated with selection of appropriate values for model input, data interpretation and possible misuse of data, and variation of data. Scenario uncertainty arises from problems associated with the "completeness` of scenarios, the definition of parameters which describe scenarios, and the rate or probability of scenario occurrence. The preceding sources of uncertainty are discussed below.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01 - GPO; OSTI as TI85016164

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  • American Statistical Association for joint statistical meetings, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 5-8 Aug 1985

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  • Other: TI85016164
  • Report No.: SAND--85-1736C
  • Report No.: CONF-8508115--2
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 60582
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc695506

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Cranwell, R.M. Treatment of uncertainties in the geologic disposal of radioactive waste, article, December 31, 1985; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc695506/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.