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Modelling the Dispersion of Radionuclides in the Marine Environment

An Introduction


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Raúl Periáñez
    Pages 1-9
  3. Raúl Periáñez
    Pages 11-17
  4. Raúl Periáñez
    Pages 19-28
  5. Raúl Periáñez
    Pages 29-47
  6. Raúl Periáñez
    Pages 49-56
  7. Raúl Periáñez
    Pages 91-115
  8. Raúl Periáñez
    Pages 117-134
  9. Raúl Periáñez
    Pages 135-146
  10. Raúl Periáñez
    Pages 147-157
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 159-201

About this book


This book is a practical guide to the subject of numerical modelling of radioactivity dispersion in the marine environment. Thus, the techniques and numerical procedures required are explained in detail, with the aim of enabling the reader to build a real mathematical model. The book covers basic concepts and techniques, such as solving the advection-diffusion equation in a simple 1D form, as well as the most recent developments (full 3D models for non-conservative radionuclides including chemical reactions and speciation). A chapter is dedicated to the basic hydrodynamic modelling that is always required to simulate the dispersion of tracers in the sea; Eulerian and Lagrangian modelling techniques are also described. A chapter describes sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, the final stage in modelling works. A review on some published radionuclide dispersion models is also included.


hydrodynamics marine numerical modeling sediment transport transport transport equations

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Applied Physics IUniversity of Seville, EUITASevilleSpain

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