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Source-Term Determination of Radionuclide Releases by Inverse Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling (STRADI)

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


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RegionNational coverage
Title of the ProgrammeCzech-Norwegian Research Programme
Title of the ProjectSource-Term Determination of Radionuclide Releases by Inverse Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling (STRADI)
Number of the Project7F14287
Project Promoter

UTIA - Institute of Information Theory and Automation AS CR

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

NILU – Norwegian Institute for Air Research

Objective of the Project

This project brings together experts in information theory with experts in atmospheric dispersion modelling, to tackle the problem of determining the source term of an accidental release of radionuclides or other hazardous substances into the atmosphere. The focus of the project will be on determination of activity of an accidental release of radiation from a nuclear power plant using measurements of gamma doses (or combination of gamma doses and concentrations) but the method will be equally useable for other atmospheric point-source releases, and may also lead to improvements in related fields (e.g., determination of greenhouse gas sources). In order to achieve this objective, we will improve the tools used for atmospheric dispersion modelling as well as the statistical tools used for inverse modelling.

Partner of the project from Switzerland - EPFL - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne.

Approved grant

822 491 EUR

Project DurationStart date: 1st September 2014, End date: 30th April 2017