How to use Radioecology models
Amongst the STAR partners, expertise covered at least 40 different models for radiological purposes including radionuclides atmospheric dispersion, deposition and transport of radioactivity in the aquatic and terrestrial environment. In radioecology, models are used for a wide variety of applications; examples include the prediction of dose rates and activity concentrations and the associated risk from ionizing radiation.
Models are used for a variety of purposes, theses include: calculating stability diagrams, equilibrium states, for transport of multiple components, mixed equilibrium or kinetic biogeochemical reactions, both, in surface ecosystems or associated groundwater flow systems. In radioecology the focus of the models is on human and biota impact assessments. STAR partners are often both users and developers of the models.
As there are many models currently in use, STAR partners CIEMAT and NERC-CEH chose to describe two of them, these are: