Accession Number : ADA604534


Title :   Skin Dose Assessment Methodology for Military Personnel at McMurdo Station, Antarctica (1962-1979)


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : LEIDOS HOLDINGS INC RESTON VA


Personal Author(s) : McKenzie-Carter, Michael A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a604534.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : This report describes an approach to estimating skin doses for McMurdo Station veterans who were present at McMurdo Station at any time during 1962-1979. This report is based largely on the information contained in an earlier external and internal dose assessment for McMurdo Station veterans (DTRA-TR-12-003). The skin dose assessment methods include the use of high-sided estimates of parameters along with uncertainty factors that lead to upper-bound doses. In addition to reliance on DTRA-TR-12-003, the methodology includes information, parameters, and values contained in applicable Standard Operating Procedures for the Nuclear Test Personnel Review (NTPR) program, and in other widely available reference documents. The report includes two examples demonstrating the skin dose calculations for all exposure pathways, and Appendices containing tables of relevant parameter values.


Descriptors :   *ANTARCTIC REGIONS , *EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY) , *RADIATION DOSAGE , METHODOLOGY , MILITARY PERSONNEL , NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING , PARAMETERS , PERSONNEL , SKIN(ANATOMY) , UNCERTAINTY


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Radiobiology
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE