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National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center Modelling and Decision-support System for Radiological and Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response

This paper describes the tools and services provided by a national centre for modelling the environmental and health impacts of airborne hazardous materials. This centre can provide emergency decision support information within minutes for a wide range of radiological, nuclear, chemical, and biological hazards from fires, industrial and transportation accidents, radiation dispersal device explosions, hazardous material spills, nuclear power plant accidents and nuclear detonations. Web- and internet-based software provides quick access to advanced modelling tools, as well as expert analyses from the centre. Model predictions include the 3D spatial and time-varying effects of weather, land use and terrain, on scales from the local to regional to
global. Tools provide displays of plume predictions with affected population counts, detailed maps, and reports describing model assumptions,
contamination and dose levels. On-scene information and measurements are used to refine model predictions.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-06-11 16:51:10
Description This paper describes the tools and services provided by a national centre for modelling the environmental and health impacts of airborne hazardous materials. This centre can provide emergency decision support information within minutes for a wide range of radiological, nuclear, chemical, and biological hazards from fires, industrial and transportation accidents, radiation dispersal device explosions, hazardous material spills, nuclear power plant accidents and nuclear detonations. Web- and internet-based software provides quick access to advanced modelling tools, as well as expert analyses from the centre. Model predictions include the 3D spatial and time-varying effects of weather, land use and terrain, on scales from the local to regional to
global. Tools provide displays of plume predictions with affected population counts, detailed maps, and reports describing model assumptions,
contamination and dose levels. On-scene information and measurements are used to refine model predictions.
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Source National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center
Keyword Models, Environmental health, Airborne hazardous materials, Radiation, Nuclear, Chemical, Biological, Fires, Industrial Accidents Transportation accidents, Radiation dispersal device explosions, Hazardous material spills, Nuclear power plant accidents, Nuclear detonations, National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-06-11 16:41:05
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Date Last Modified 2010-04-28 19:03:00
Creator John S. Nasstrom,* Gayle Sugiyama, Ronald L. Baskett, Shawn C. Larsen, Michael M. Bradley
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-06-11 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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