Approaches to modelling radioactive contaminations in forests - Overview and guidance

A. Diener, P. Hartmann, L. Urso, Jordi Vives i Batlle, Gonze (IRSN) MA., P. Calmon, M. Steiner

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Modelling the radionuclide cycle in forests is important in case of contamination due to acute or chronic releases to the atmosphere and from underground waste repositories. This article describes the most important aspects to consider in forest model development. It intends to give an overview of the modelling approaches available and to provide guidance on how to address the quantification of radionuclide transport in forests. Furthermore, the most important gaps in modelling the radionuclide cycle in forests are discussed and suggestions are presented to address the variability of forest sites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-211
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of environmental radioactivity
StatePublished - 2 Sep 2017

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