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Models and Measurements: Complementary Tools for Predicting Atmospheric Dispersion and Assessing the Consequences of Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies

Since its inception over 26 years ago3, NARAC (the National Atmospheric
Release and Advisory Center) has used measurement data to update model
predictions of radioactive releases from known origins. NARAC continues to
routinely participate in emergency response drills with organizations that collect air concentration, ground deposition, and radiation exposure measurements. From a complementary perspective, NARAC is now developing an advanced
capability to combine models and data from monitoring systems to characterize and forensically reconstruct atmospheric release events of unknown origin.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-04-09 16:49:46
Description Since its inception over 26 years ago3, NARAC (the National Atmospheric
Release and Advisory Center) has used measurement data to update model
predictions of radioactive releases from known origins. NARAC continues to
routinely participate in emergency response drills with organizations that collect air concentration, ground deposition, and radiation exposure measurements. From a complementary perspective, NARAC is now developing an advanced
capability to combine models and data from monitoring systems to characterize and forensically reconstruct atmospheric release events of unknown origin.
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Subject
Source National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC)
Keyword Atmospheric dispersion modeling, Source term estimation, Measurement data assimilation, Real-time modeling systems, Event reconstruction
Selector Stith
Date Of Record Creation 2010-04-09 16:42:10
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2010-04-09 17:18:15
Creator Michael M. Bradley, Branko Kosovic, John S. Nasstrom
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-04-09 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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