Quantification of Uncertainty in Lagrangian Dispersion Modelling, Using ECMWF’s New ERA5 Ensemble

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Institutes & Expert groups

  • RMI - Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium
  • UGent - Universiteit Gent

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Abstract

In late September and October 2017, Ru-103 and Ru-106 have been detected throughout the northern hemisphere by national environmental radioactivity monitoring networks and by the International Monitoring System that is being established to verify compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Ru- 103 (half-life: 39.26 d) and Ru-106 (half-life: 373.6 d) are radioactive particulates that have no natural sources and for which there is no measurable global background. Based on the fact that only Ru-106 (and, in much lower concentrations and at fewer places, Ru-103) but no other fission products such as iodine and cesium have been measured, a nuclear accident can be excluded.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application
Subtitle of host publicationITM 2018: Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XXVI
PublisherSpringer
Pages343-346
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-22055-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-22054-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2019
Event2018 - ITM - 36th International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Applications - Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 14 May 201818 May 2018
https://itm2018.vito.be/

Conference

Conference2018 - ITM - 36th International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Applications
CountryCanada
CityOttawa
Period2018-05-142018-05-18
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Keywords

  • Atmospheric transport modelling, Uncertainty quantification, Inverse modelling, CTBT0, Ruthenium, ERA5, Xenon

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