1. NAME AND TITLE OF DATA LIBRARY
DOSDAT II-81: Dose-Rate Conversion Factors for External Exposure to Photons and
2. NAME AND TITLE OF DATA RETRIEVAL PROGRAMS
DOSDAT-R: A Retrieval Code to List DOSDAT Dose-Rate Factor Data.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
4. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND INFORMATION
DLC-79 contains recent modifications of the computer code DOSFACTER which was developed for the purpose of estimating dose-rate conversion factors for external exposure to photons and electrons emitted by radionuclides dispersed in the environment.
A dose-rate factor can thus be regarded as a dose-equivalent rate per unit radionuclide
concentration. For a given radionuclide, the dose-rate factors are constants which are determined by
the radiation type (photons or electrons) and the energies and intensities of the emitted radiations of
that type, the mode of exposure, and the organ of the exposed individual or population for which the
dose-equivalent rate is desired.
5. APPLICATION OF THE DATA
The data are used to estimate the gamma-ray and electron dose rates for whole-body and for
various body organs (24) for air and water immersion and from ground-surface sources. The data are
given for approximately 500 radioactive nuclides.
6. SOURCE AND SCOPE OF DATA
The data were computed by the CCC-400/DOSEFACTER II code from the DLC-80/DRALIST
library of radioactive decay data for approximately 500 nuclides. They are used to estimate the
gamma-ray and electron dose rates for whole-body and for 24 body organs for air and water
immersion and from ground-surface sources.
7. DISCUSSION OF THE DATA RETRIEVAL PROGRAM
The retrieval program simply lists the data; it has no input.
8. DATA FORMAT AND COMPUTER
EBCDIC card images; IBM 370/3033.
9. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
a. Included in documentation:
D. C. Kocher, "Dose-rate Conversion Factors for External Exposure to Photons and Electrons," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 34, 84-85 (1980).
D. C. Kocher, "Dose-rate Conversion Factors for External Exposure to Photons and Electrons,"
b. Background information:
D. C. Kocher, "Dose-Rate Conversion Factors for External Exposure to Photon and Electron Radiation from Radionuclides Occurring in Routine Releases from Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities," Health Phys. 38(4), 543-621 (1980).
D. C. Kocher, "Radioactive Decay Tables: A Handbook of Decay Data for Application to
Radiation Dosimetry and Radiological Assessments," U. S. Dept. of Energy. Available NTIS:
DOE/TIC-11026 (1981) $18.75.
11. CONTENTS OF LIBRARY
Included are the referenced documents and one (1.2MB) DOS diskette which contains the dose-rate
factors and the retrieval program source.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
January 1981; update April 1985, June 1985.
KEYWORDS: ENVIRONMENTAL DOSE; RADIATION ENVIRONMENT