INTEGRATED CODES FOR ESTIMATING ENVIRONMENTAL ACCUMULATION ANd INDIVIDUAL DOSE FROM PAST HANFORD ATMOSPHERIC RELEASES Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project

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Preliminary radiation doses were estimated and reported during Phase I of the Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction (HEDR) Project. As the project has progressed, additional information regarding the magnitude and timing of past radioactive releases has been developed, and the general scope of the required calculations has been enhanced. The overall HEDR computational model for computing doses attributable to atmospheric releases from Hanford Site operations is called HEDRIC (Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Integrated Codes). It consists of four interrelated models: source term, atmospheric transport, environmental accumulation, and individual dose. The source term and atmospheric transport models are documented elsewhere. This report ... continued below

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Ikenberry, T. A.; Burnett, R. A.; Napier, B. A.; Reitz, N. A. & Shipler, D. B. February 1, 1992.

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Preliminary radiation doses were estimated and reported during Phase I of the Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction (HEDR) Project. As the project has progressed, additional information regarding the magnitude and timing of past radioactive releases has been developed, and the general scope of the required calculations has been enhanced. The overall HEDR computational model for computing doses attributable to atmospheric releases from Hanford Site operations is called HEDRIC (Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Integrated Codes). It consists of four interrelated models: source term, atmospheric transport, environmental accumulation, and individual dose. The source term and atmospheric transport models are documented elsewhere. This report describes the initial implementation of the design specifications for the environmental accumulation model and computer code, called DESCARTES (Dynamic EStimates of Concentrations and Accumulated Radionuclides in Terrestrial Environments), and the individual dose model and computer code, called CIDER (Calculation of Individual Doses from Environmental Radionuclides). The computations required of these models and the design specifications for their codes were documented in Napier et al. (1992). Revisions to the original specifications and the basis for modeling decisions are explained. This report is not the final code documentation but gives the status of the model and code development to date. Final code documentation is scheduled to be completed in FY 1994 following additional code upgrades and refinements. The user's guide included in this report describes the operation of the environmental accumulation and individual dose codes and associated pre- and post-processor programs. A programmer's guide describes the logical structure of the programs and their input and output files.

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  • Report No.: PNL-7993-HEDR
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  • DOI: 10.2172/1086702 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1086702
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc832636

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Ikenberry, T. A.; Burnett, R. A.; Napier, B. A.; Reitz, N. A. & Shipler, D. B. INTEGRATED CODES FOR ESTIMATING ENVIRONMENTAL ACCUMULATION ANd INDIVIDUAL DOSE FROM PAST HANFORD ATMOSPHERIC RELEASES Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project, report, February 1, 1992; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc832636/: accessed April 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.