1. NAME AND TITLE OF DATA LIBRARY
DOSDAT-DOE: Dose-Rate Conversion Factors for External Exposure to Photons and
2. NAME AND TITLE OF DATA RETRIEVAL PROGRAMS
DOSDAT-R: Retrieval Code to List Dose-Rate Factor Data.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
4. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND INFORMATION
The data library contains a tabulation of dose-rate conversion factors for external exposure to photons and electrons emitted by radionuclides dispersed in the environment. A dose-rate factor can 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.
This is the third widely-distributed compilation computed by the code DOSFACTER. The present
data differ from DLC-79/DOSDAT II as follows: no body surface factors are calculated, "total body"
factors are replaced by "effective" (weighted) factors, electron dose factors for the skin are calculated
at several depths, and output format differs. Non-SI units are used.
5. APPLICATION OF THE DATA
The data are used to estimate the gamma-ray and electron dose rates for various body organs (23)
and for an "effective" dose rate 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-536/DOSFACTER-DOE 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 23 body organs and the "effective" dose rate for air and water
immersion and from ground-surface sources.
7. DISCUSSION OF THE DATA RETRIEVAL PROGRAM
The retrieval program simply lists the data. No other input is required. The PC version was
compiled with the Ryan-McFarland compiler version 2.42 and linked with PLINK86.
8. DATA FORMAT AND COMPUTER
EBCDIC card images; Data General MV/family and IBM 3033 (A) and IBM PC (B).
9. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
a. Included in documentation:
D. C. Kocher and K. F. Eckerman, "External Dose-Rate Conversion Factors for Calculation of
Dose to the Public," DOE/EH-0070, U.S. Dept. of Energy (July 1988).
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:
11. CONTENTS OF LIBRARY
Included are the referenced document and one (1.2MB) DOS diskette which contains the dose-rate
factors and the retrieval program source (A). The PC version is also available on one 1.2 MB diskette
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
KEYWORDS: ENVIRONMENTAL DOSE; RADIATION ENVIRONMENT