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The objectives of ETEX were to conduct a long-range atmospheric tracer experiment; to test the capability of institutes responsible for emergency response to produce forecasts in real-time; to evaluate the validity of their forecasts and to assemble a database which allows the evaluation of long-range atmospheric dispersion models in general. The ETEX symposium on long-range atmospheric transport, model verification and emergency response was held in Vienna, 13-16 May 1997. The 56 presentations gave a summary of the state of the art of forecasting pollutant dispersion in case of a major accidental release to the atmosphere. The Proceedings of the Symposium summarizes the results of this successful project and gives conclusions and recommendations.

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Authors: NODOP K (EDITOR), JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17346 EN (1997) 286pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-0669-3
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