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Backtracking Radioxenon in Europe Using Ensemble Transport and Dispersion Modelling

  • Pieter De Meutter
  • Johan Camps
  • Andy Delcloo
  • Piet Termonia
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)

Abstract

The Comprehensive nuclear Test-Ban-Treaty bans nuclear explosions by everyone, everywhere. Radioxenon monitoring by the International Monitoring System is a key component of the verification of the Treaty. Atmospheric transport modelling can be used to determine the sources of radioxenon plumes. The Flexpart model is used to backtrack radioxenon observations in Europe to determine their source. An ensemble is used to quantify uncertainty.

Keywords

Atmospheric transport modelling Ensemble Inverse modelling CTBTO Radioxenon 

Notes

Acknowledgements

One of the authors (P De Meutter) acknowledges funding from Engie under contract number JUR2015-28-00.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pieter De Meutter
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Johan Camps
    • 1
  • Andy Delcloo
    • 2
  • Piet Termonia
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Belgian Nuclear Research InstituteMolBelgium
  2. 2.Royal Meteorological Institute of BelgiumBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyGhent UniversityGhentBelgium

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