In Memoriam V.A. BORZILOV
The scientific interests of Vladimir Andreyevich Borzilov were mainly in the field of environmental protection. He conducted extensive research on the environmental forms and pathway of exposure form pesticides and chemicals using physico mathematical models. Of particular practical importance was the development of models to describe the release of radioactive materials to, and their subsequent transfer in, the environment as a result of the routine operation of nuclear installations and accidents. The compilation of papers published in this collection demonstrate that major progress has been made in the past few years in understanding and modelling the transfer of radioactive material in the environment and, more importantly, in developing effective decision support systems for use in future emergencies. This progress is exemplified, inter alia, by papers in this collection concerned with the reconstruction of population doses carried out jointly by SPA Typhoon and the Medical Radiological Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and the development, as part of a large international collaborative programme, of the RODOS decision support system. Notwithstanding what has been achieved, much yet needs to be done to enhance our understanding and bring decision support systems to a level where they can be used with confidence to provide timely and effective response to accidents, irrespective of their characteristics.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Radiation Protection Dosimetry (1996)
Record Number: 199610139 / Last updated on: 1996-03-01
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