Radionuclides in fruit systems: Model–model intercomparison study

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

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)124-137
    JournalScience of the Total Environment
    Issue number1-3
    StatePublished - Sep 2005

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