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In the fall of 1994 perfluorocarbon tracers were released in Monterfil, France. During 4 days the evolution of the tracer cloud, as measured by 168 ground stations in Europe, was compared with model simulations. In contrast with Chernobyl, predictions can now be made available almost immediately after an emergency is reported. The quality of and consensus between predictions is still immature. Data assimilation offers good prospects for improvement.

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Authors: VAN DOP H, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University (NL);ADDIS R, Environmental Transport Group, Savannah Research Technology Center, Savannah River Site, Aiken (US);FRASER G, CEC Luxembourg (LU);GIRARDI F ET AL, JRC Ispra (IT);INOUE Y, IAEA, Radiation Safety Section, Wien (AT);KELLY N, CEC Bruxelles (BE);KLUG W, Institut für Meteorologie, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (DE);KULMALA A, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki (FI);PRETEL J, Air Protection Division, Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Praha (CZ)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nature (1997)
Record Number: 199711156 / Last updated on: 1997-09-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en