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Title: Radiation source rate estimation through data assimilation of gamma dose rate measurements for operational nuclear emergency response systems
Authors: Tsiouri, V
Andronopoulos, S
Kovalets, I
Dyer, LL
Bartzis, JG
Keywords: RADIATION SOURCES
RADIOISOTOPES
VARIATIONAL METHODS
LAGRANGIAN FIELD THEORY
DISPERSIONS
GAMMA RADIATION
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2012
Publisher: INDERSCIENCE ENTERPRISES LTD
Citation: Tsiouri, V., Andronopoulos, S., Kovalets, I., Dyer, L. L., & Bartzis, J. G. (2012). Radiation source rate estimation through data assimilation of gamma dose rate measurements for operational nuclear emergency response systems. International Journal of Environment & Pollution, 50(1-4), 386-395 (Special Issue SI).
Abstract: This paper presents an evaluation of an innovative data assimilation method that has been recently developed in NCSR Demokritos for estimating an unknown emission rate of radionuclides in the atmosphere, with real-scale experimental data. The efficient algorithm is based on the assimilation of gamma dose rate measured data in the Lagrangian atmospheric dispersion model DIPCOT and uses variational principles. The DIPCOT model is used in the framework of the nuclear emergency response system (ERS) RODOS. The evaluation is performed by computational simulations of dispersion of Ar-41 that was emitted routinely by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (ANSTO) previous research reactor, HIFAR, located in Sydney, Australia. In this paper the algorithm is evaluated against a more complicated Radiation source rate estimation through data assimilation 387 case than the others used in previous studies: There was only one monitoring station available each day and the site topography is characterised as moderately complex. Overall the estimated release rate approaches the real one to a very satisfactory degree as revealed by the statistical indicators of errors. © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEP.2012.051209
http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/5474
ISSN: 0957-4352
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