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NEA-0669 FONTA.
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NEA-0669 FONTA.

FONTA, Radiation Release in Atmosphere and Deposition in Human Organs

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  FONTA.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
FONTA NEA-0669/01 Tested 21-SEP-1982

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NEA-0669/01 CDC CYBER 174 CDC CYBER 174
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM OR FUNCTION:  Radiological consequences of a release of radioactivity.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

Use of Pasquill's model of atmospheric dispersion with plume rise and building wake effects.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Number of release categories 7, number of organs 7, number of isotopes 54, no ingestion considered.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

NEA-DB executed the test case on CDC CYBER174 in 12 seconds.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

Exposure due to immersion, inhalation and radiations of deposits are considered for six weather categories with or without rain.
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

ORIGEN and EXREM for supply or inventory and dose factors of isotopes; DQG32 from the Scientific Subroutine Package for numerical integration.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-0669/01 21-SEP-1982 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES

- F. Woloch and G. Kamelander:
  "FONTA - A Program to Calculate Radiological Consequences of
  Radioactive Release in Hypothetical Accidents of Nuclear Power
  Plants" (in German)
  SGAE-Ber. No. 2800 (September 1977).
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

Main storage: 45,400 octal words (60 bits) on CDC CYBER 174.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NEA-0669/01 FORTRAN-IV
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED

BS-2000 of the SIEMENS 4004, with METAPLAN subroutine FINSIM instead of DQG32 from  the Scientific Subroutine Package when the program was run on the CYBER 74 with NOS-BE Operating System.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS:
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHOR

          Franz Woloch and Gerald Kamelander
          Oesterreichische Studiengesellschaft fuer Atomenergie
             Ges.m.b.H.
          Lenaugasse 10
          A-1082 Vienna
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-0669/01
File name File description Records
NEA0669_01.003 FONTA INFORMATION FILE 58
NEA0669_01.004 FONTA SOURCE PROGRAM (FORTRAN-4) 427
NEA0669_01.005 FONTA JCL FOR TEST CASE 13
NEA0669_01.006 FONTA INPUT FOR TEST CASE 37
NEA0669_01.007 FONTA OUTPUT OF TEST CASE 1366
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17. CATEGORIES
  • G. Radiological Safety, Hazard and Accident Analysis
  • R. Environmental and Earth Sciences

Keywords: atmospheric precipitations, health hazards, irradiation, meteorology, plumes, radiation effects, radioactive aerosols, radioactive clouds.