Methods for estimating the atmospheric radiation release from the fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant

Paul E. Bieringer, Steven Hanna, George Young, Branko Kosovic, John Hannan, Ryohjhji Ohba

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Abstract

The National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored a workshop at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to estimate the atmospheric radiation release from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant (FD-NPP). A number of international researchers from academic institutes, government labs, government agencies, and private industry participated in the event, including representatives from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), the Japan Nuclear Safety Research Association (NSRA), and the Kansai Electric Power Company. The participants' skill sets included expertise on the Fukushima Dai-ichi incident, nuclear power plant operations and safety, issues associated with measuring radiation during and following the incident. The goal of the workshop was to present the existing source term estimation (STE) approaches, available data, and discuss how the existing state of the science could be extended to address these challenging issues related to the FD-NPP incident.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)ES1-ES4
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Volume94
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science

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