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Backtracking Radioxenon in Europe Using Ensemble Transport and Dispersion Modelling

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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.

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  • Atmospheric transport modelling
  • Ensemble
  • Inverse modelling
  • CTBTO
  • Radioxenon

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

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De Meutter, P., Camps, J., Delcloo, A., Termonia, P. (2018). Backtracking Radioxenon in Europe Using Ensemble Transport and Dispersion Modelling. In: Mensink, C., Kallos, G. (eds) Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XXV. ITM 2016. Springer Proceedings in Complexity. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57645-9_23

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