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Data Assimilation for Off site Nuclear Emergency Management, Final Report

Project ID: FIKR-CT-2000-00025
Funded under: FP5-EAECTP C

Abstract

The main objective of this project was to improve the predictive capabilities of the RODOS system by developing and implementing data assimilation tools. More specifically:
- To investigate data assimilation techniques based on Bayes theorem and Kalman filtering methods to identify those aspects, which can be used in the project and where common developments are required.
- To incorporate appropriate data assimilation tools in the existing (EURATOM 4th Framework Programme) RODOS atmospheric dispersion model, for application during the early phase of a nuclear accident.
- Improve existing data assimilation algorithms in the deposition estimation and in the food chain modelling, to assess their limitations by testing them against existing data sets, and to define ways to improve them.
- To incorporate appropriate data assimilation tools in the existing RODOS hydrological model chain.
The work performed clearly contributes to the program and key action objectives by improving existing models and introducing the possibility of assimilating available information. All of this will translate in a more coherent and efficient decision support system for off-site management of nuclear emergencies in Europe.

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Record Number: 6768 / Last updated on: 2005-03-07
Category: PROJ