Radionuclides in fruit systems: Model–model intercomparison study

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Authors

  • I. Linkov
  • F. Carini
  • C. Collins
  • K. Eged
  • N.G. Mitchell
  • C. Mourlon
  • Z. Ould-Dada
  • B. Robles
  • Lieve Sweeck
  • A. Venter

Institutes & Expert groups

Documents & links

Abstract

Modeling is widely used to predict radionuclide distribution following accidental radionuclide releases. Modeling is crucial in emergency response planning and risk communication, and understanding model uncertainty is important not only in conducting analysis consistent with current regulatory guidance, but also in gaining stakeholder and decision-maker trust in the process and confidence in the results. However, while methods for dealing with parameter uncertainty are fairly well developed, an adequate representation of uncertainties associated with models remains rare. This paper addresses uncertainty about a model's structure (i.e., the relevance of simplifying assumptions and mathematical equations) that is seldom addressed in practical applications of environmental modeling.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-137
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume364
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

Keywords

  • Radionuclides, Fruits, Model-testing, 137Cs, Strawberry, Apple, Blackcurrant

ID: 116644