Accession Number:

ADA416823

Title:

Using the Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC) Hazard Assessment Program for Radiological Scenarios Relevant to the Australian Defence Force

Descriptive Note:

Client rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) PLATFORM SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Atmospheric hazard modelling programs are used to predict the dispersion and resultant effects from the release of clouds of toxic materials. Both the Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability HPAC and HOTSPOT are models that can be used to estimate hazards arising from the release of radiological material. A comparison of the two models is undertaken, with strengths and limitations of each model discussed. A recommendation is made that the ADF employ HPAC to model radiological hazards.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE