Review and assessment of models for predicting the migration of radionuclides from catchments

Luigi Monte, John E. Brittain, Lars Håkanson, Jim T. Smith, Marcel Van Der Perk

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The present paper summarises the results of the review and assessment of models developed for predicting the migration of radionuclides from catchments to water bodies. The models were classified and evaluated according to their main methodological approaches. A retrospective analysis of the principles underpinning the model development in relation to experimental finding and results was carried out. It was demonstrated that most of the various conceptual approaches of different modellers can be integrated in a general, harmonised perspective supported by a variety of experimental evidences. Shortcomings and advantages of the models were discussed. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83 - 103
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Environmental Radioactivity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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