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Following the Chernobyl accident in April 1986, and the adoption of the Convention of Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident, the International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group (INSAG) of the IAEA recommended that the IAEA should, in collaboration with WMO, review and intercalibrate models of atmospheric transport of radionuclides over short and long distances and of radionuclide deposition on terrestrial surfaces, and establish a database for validation studies on models. In November 1986, in Vienna, the joint study ATMES (the Atmospheric Transport Model Evaluation Study) was initiated. A group of experts developed the outline for ATMES and specified the requirements of modellers for radiological and meteorological data. The objectives of ATMES were: (i) to provide a source of useful guidance and advice to government authorities, of the usefulness and capability of models; (ii) to indicate data requirements for model inputs and off-site monitoring; (iii) to provide information to scientists in the context of improving models, by identifying model features which produce good results when compared to actual monitoring data. The results of the study are presented in this book.

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Authors: KLUG W, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (DE);GRAZIANI G ET AL., JRC Ispra (IT);GRIPPA G (EDITORS), MAIND, Milano (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14147 EN (1992) 366 pp.
Availability: Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., Crown House, Linton Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8JU (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 1-85166-766-0
Record Number: 199210881 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en