Simplified scheme or radioactive plume calculations

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A simplified mathematical scheme to estimate external whole-body $gamma$ radiation exposure rates from gaseous radioactive plumes was developed for the Rio Blanco Gas Field Nuclear Stimulation Experiment. The method enables one to calculate swiftly, in the field, downwind exposure rates knowing the meteorological conditions and $gamma$ radiation exposure rates measured by detectors positioned near the plume source. The method is straightforward and easy to use under field conditions without the help of mini-computers. It is applicable to a wide range of radioactive plume situations. It should be noted that the Rio Blanco experiment was detonated on May 17, 1973, and ... continued below

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Gibson, T.A. & Montan, D.N. November 21, 1976.

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A simplified mathematical scheme to estimate external whole-body $gamma$ radiation exposure rates from gaseous radioactive plumes was developed for the Rio Blanco Gas Field Nuclear Stimulation Experiment. The method enables one to calculate swiftly, in the field, downwind exposure rates knowing the meteorological conditions and $gamma$ radiation exposure rates measured by detectors positioned near the plume source. The method is straightforward and easy to use under field conditions without the help of mini-computers. It is applicable to a wide range of radioactive plume situations. It should be noted that the Rio Blanco experiment was detonated on May 17, 1973, and no seep or release of radioactive material occurred. (auth)

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  • 9. topical symposium on operational health physics, Denver, Colorado, USA, 9 Feb 1976

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  • Report No.: UCRL--77092
  • Report No.: CONF-760202--11
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4134934
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc872387

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Gibson, T.A. & Montan, D.N. Simplified scheme or radioactive plume calculations, article, November 21, 1976; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc872387/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.