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NIMH Emergency Response System in Case of Nuclear Accident

  • D. Syrakov
  • M. Prodanova
  • K. Slavov
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 30)

Abstract

Experiences have shown that industrial accidents causing a release of harmful (chemical or nuclear) material to the atmosphere can have consequences extending to hundreds and even thousands of kilometers. Obviously, in this case it is very important to receive the information about the possible long-range transport of pollution over the country. The radioactivity monitoring systems are particularly useful, but they just specify whether there is a raise in the radioactivity levels, i.e. they give warnings when the pollutant is already over the country. That is why computer-based Emergency Response Systems (ERS) has been established in many countries for application in emergency management by simulating and predicting the release distribution.

Keywords

Atmospheric Boundary Layer Dispersion Model Meteorological Information Boundary Layer Meteorology Emergency Response System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Syrakov
    • 1
  • M. Prodanova
    • 1
  • K. Slavov
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH)SofiaBulgaria

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