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An Operational Real-Time Model Chain for Now- and Forecasting of Radioactive Atmospheric Releases on the Local Scale

  • Torben Mikkelsen
  • Søren Thykier-Nielsen
  • Poul Astrup
  • Josep Moreno Santabárbara
  • Jens Havskov Sørensen
  • Alix Rasmussen
  • Sandor Deme
  • Reinhard Martens
Part of the NATO • Challenges of Modern Society book series (NATS, volume 22)

Abstract

A comprehensive atmospheric dispersion modelling system, designed for real-time assessment of nuclear accidental releases from local to European scale, has been established by integrating a number of existing preprocessors, wind, turbulence, and dispersion models together with on-line available meteorology. The resulting dispersion system serves the realtime on-line decision support system for nuclear emergencies RODOS (Ehrhardt 1996; Kelly et al., 1996; Ehrhardt et al., 1997) with a system-integrated atmospheric dispersion module. This module is called met-rodos, Mikkelsen et al. (1997).

Keywords

Numerical Weather Prediction Boundary Layer Height Atmospheric Dispersion Gamma Dose Rate Drainage Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Torben Mikkelsen
    • 1
  • Søren Thykier-Nielsen
    • 1
  • Poul Astrup
    • 1
  • Josep Moreno Santabárbara
    • 1
  • Jens Havskov Sørensen
    • 2
  • Alix Rasmussen
    • 2
  • Sandor Deme
    • 3
  • Reinhard Martens
    • 4
  1. 1.Risø National LaboratoryRoskildeDenmark
  2. 2.Danish Meteorological InstituteCopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.Atomic Energy Research InstituteBudapestHungary
  4. 4.Gesellschaft für Reaktorsicherheit m. b. H.KölnGermany

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