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Paul Eslinger

Paul Eslinger

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Dr. Eslinger has been with Battelle since 1987. His main research interests are in risk analysis and integration of statistical techniques into earth sciences modeling. His technical expertise is in statistics, performance estimation for nuclear waste disposal concepts, and risk analysis. His management experience includes both line management and project management.

Research Interests

  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Risk Assessment

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, Statistics, 1984
  • M.A., Washington State University, Mathematics, 1978
  • B.S., George Fox College, Mathematics, 1976
  • A.A., Wenatchee Valley College, 1974

PNNL Publications

2019

  • Eslinger P.W., and B.T. Schrom. 2019. "Utility of Atmospheric Transport Runs Done Backwards in Time for Source Term Estimation." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 203. PNNL-SA-136065. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.03.006
  • Eslinger P.W., J.D. Lowrey, H.S. Miley, W.S. Rosenthal, and B.T. Schrom. 2019. "Source Term Estimation Using Multiple Xenon Isotopes in Atmospheric Samples." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 204. PNNL-SA-141380. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.04.004
  • Eslinger P.W., J.M. Mendez, and B.T. Schrom. 2019. "Source Term Estimation in the Presence of Nuisance Signals." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 203. PNNL-SA-140511. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.03.022

2017

  • Haas D.A., P.W. Eslinger, T.W. Bowyer, I.M. Cameron, J.C. Hayes, J.D. Lowrey, and H.S. Miley. 2017. "Improved performance comparisons of radiosenon systems for low level releases in nuclear explosion monitoring." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 178-179. PNNL-SA-122761. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.08.005
  • Napier B.A., P.W. Eslinger, E.I. Tolstykh, M.I. Vorobiova, E.E. Tokareva, B.N. Akhramenko, and V.A. Krivoschapov, et al. 2017. "Calculations of individual doses for Techa River Cohort members exposed to atmospheric radioiodine from Mayak releases." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 178-179. PNNL-SA-116142. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.08.013

2016

  • Eslinger P.W., and B.T. Schrom. 2016. "Multi-Detection Events, Probability Density Functions, and Reduced Location Area." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 307, no. 3:1599-1605. PNNL-SA-109070. doi:10.1007/s10967-015-4339-3
  • Eslinger P.W., T.W. Bowyer, P. Achim, T. Chai, B. Deconninck, K. Freeman, and S. Generoso, et al. 2016. "International Challenge to Predict the Impact of Radioxenon Releases from Medical Isotope Production on a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Sampling Station." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 157. PNNL-SA-114075. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.03.001
  • McIntyre J.I., A. Agusbudiman, I.M. Cameron, J.R. Dumais, P.W. Eslinger, A. Gheddou, and K. Khrustalev, et al. 2016. "Real-time Stack Monitoring at the BaTek Medical Isotope Production Facility." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 308, no. 1:311-316. PNNL-SA-108357. doi:10.1007/s10967-015-4348-2

2015

  • Eslinger P.W., I.M. Cameron, J.R. Dumais, Y. Imardjoko, P. Marsoem, J.I. McIntyre, and H.S. Miley, et al. 2015. "Source Term Estimates of Radioxenon Released from the BaTek Medical Isotope Production Facility Using External Measured Air Concentrations." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 148. PNNL-SA-108084. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.05.026
  • Eslinger P.W., T.W. Bowyer, I.M. Cameron, J.C. Hayes, and H.S. Miley. 2015. "Atmospheric plume progression as a function of time and distance from the release point for radioactive isotopes." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 148. PNNL-SA-107734. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.06.022

2014

  • Bowyer T.W., P.W. Eslinger, I.M. Cameron, J.I. Friese, J.C. Hayes, L.A. Metz, and H.S. Miley. 2014. "Potential impact of releases from a new Molybdenum-99 production facility on regional measurements of airborne xenon isotopes." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 129. PNNL-SA-98834. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2013.11.012
  • Eslinger P.W., B.A. Napier, and L.R. Anspaugh. 2014. "Representative Doses to Members of the Public from Atmospheric Releases of 131I at the Mayak Production Association Facilities from 1948 through 1972." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 135. PNNL-SA-100183. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2014.04.003
  • Eslinger P.W., J.D. Lowrey, J.I. McIntyre, H.S. Miley, and A.W. Prichard. 2014. Representative Atmospheric Plume Development for Elevated Releases. PNNL-23176. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Representative Atmospheric Plume Development for Elevated Releases
  • Eslinger P.W., J.I. Friese, J.D. Lowrey, J.I. McIntyre, H.S. Miley, and B.T. Schrom. 2014. "Estimates of Radioxenon Released from Southern Hemisphere Medical isotope Production Facilities Using Measured Air Concentrations and Atmospheric Transport Modeling." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 135. PNNL-SA-100436. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2014.04.006
  • Eslinger P.W., S. Biegalski, T.W. Bowyer, M.W. Cooper, D.A. Haas, J.C. Hayes, and I. Hoffman, et al. 2014. "Source Term Estimation of Radioxenon Released from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Reactors Using Measured Air Concentrations and Atmospheric Transport Modeling." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 127. PNNL-SA-90379. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2013.10.013
  • Fang Z., Z. Hou, G. Lin, D.W. Engel, Y. Fang, and P.W. Eslinger. 2014. "Exploring the effects of data quality, data worth, and redundancy of CO2 gas pressure and saturation data on reservoir characterization through PEST Inversion." Environmental Earth Sciences 71, no. 7:3025-3037. PNNL-SA-88296. doi:10.1007/s12665-013-2680-9

2013

  • Bowyer T.W., R.F. Kephart, P.W. Eslinger, J.I. Friese, H.S. Miley, and P.R. Saey. 2013. "Maximum Reasonable Radioxenon Releases from Medical Isotope Production Facilities and Their Effect on Monitoring Nuclear Explosions." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 115. PNNL-SA-89848. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2012.07.018
  • Eslinger P.W., and B.A. Napier. 2013. Analysis Approach and Data Package for Mayak Public Doses. PNNL-22704. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Analysis Approach and Data Package for Mayak Public Doses
  • Eslinger P.W., and B.A. Napier. 2013. User Instructions for the CiderF Individual Dose Code and Associated Utility Codes. PNNL-22699. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. User Instructions for the CiderF Individual Dose Code and Associated Utility Codes
  • Miley H.S., T.W. Bowyer, M.D. Engelmann, P.W. Eslinger, J.I. Friese, L.R. Greenwood, and D.A. Haas, et al. 2013. "Measurement of Fukushima Aerosol Debris in Sequim and Richland, WA and Ketchikan, AK." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 296, no. 2:877-882. PNNL-SA-86800. doi:10.1007/s10967-012-2231-y
  • Unwin S.D., P.W. Eslinger, and K.I. Johnson. 2013. "ROBUSTNESS OF DECISION INSIGHTS UNDER ALTERNATIVE ALEATORY/EPISTEMIC UNCERTAINTY CLASSIFICATIONS." In International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2013), September 22-27, 2013, Columbia, South Carolina, 1, 569-580. La Grange, Illinois:American Nuclear Society. PNNL-SA-95332.

2012

2011

  • Bowyer T.W., S.R. Biegalski, M.W. Cooper, P.W. Eslinger, D.A. Haas, J.C. Hayes, and H.S. Miley, et al. 2011. "Elevated Radioxenon Detected Remotely Following the Fukushima Nuclear Accident." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 102, no. 7:681-687. PNNL-SA-79066. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2011.04.009
  • Forrester J.B., T.W. Bowyer, F. Carty, L. Comes, P.W. Eslinger, L.R. Greenwood, and D.A. Haas, et al. 2011. "LESSONS LEARNED IN AEROSOL MONITORING WITH THE RASA." In Proceedings of the 2011 Monitoring Research Review: Ground-Based Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Technologies, September 13-15, 2011, Tucson, Arizona, 2, 681-688. Washington Dc:National Nuclear Security Administration. PNNL-SA-82609.
  • Napier B.A., D.L. Strenge, J.V. Ramsdell, P.W. Eslinger, and C.J. Fosmire. 2011. GENII Version 2 Software Design Document. PNNL-14584 Rev. 3. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. GENII Version 2 Software Design Document

2010

2009

2007

  • Bunn A.L., T.B. Miley, P.W. Eslinger, C.A. Brandt, and B.A. Napier. 2007. Uranium in the Near-shore Aquatic Food Chain: Studies on Periphyton and Asian Clams. PNNL-17169. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Uranium in the Near-shore Aquatic Food Chain: Studies on Periphyton and Asian Clams
  • Nichols W.E., S.K. Wurstner, and P.W. Eslinger. 2007. "Vadose Zone-Attenuated Artificial Recharge for Input to a Ground Water Model." Ground Water 45, no. 4:491-498. PNNL-SA-53280. doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2007.00317.x

2006

2005

  • Scott M.J., C.A. Brandt, A.L. Bunn, D.W. Engel, P.W. Eslinger, T.B. Miley, and B.A. Napier, et al. 2005. "Modeling long-term risk to environmental and human systems at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation: Scope and findings from the initial model." Environmental Management 35, no. 1:84-98. PNNL-SA-37678.

2004

2002

2001

  • Bergeron M.P., E.J. Freeman, S.K. Wurstner, C.T. Kincaid, M.M. Coony, D.L. Strenge, and R.L. Aaberg, et al. 2001. Addendum to Composite Analysis for Low-Level Waste Disposal in the 200 Area Plateau of the Hanford Site. PNNL-11800-Addendum 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Addendum to Composite Analysis for Low-Level Waste Disposal in the 200 Area Plateau of the Hanford Site
  • Napier B.A., P.W. Eslinger, W.E. Nichols, and L. Anderlini. 2001. "Improvements in Modeling Sagebrush Concentrations of Radioiodine Released from the Hanford Site." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 54, no. 3:377-389. PNNL-SA-33571.

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