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Title: Data volume of atmospheric tracer studies at Lucas Heights, NSW, Australia -1996 to 1997.
Authors: Clark, GH
Stone, DJM
Pascoe, JH
Issue Date: Jan-2000
Publisher: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Abstract: A perfluorocarbon atmospheric tracer system has been used to investigate atmospheric dispersion processes in the region surrounding the Lucas Heights Science and Technology Centre. Tracers have been released from two locations: a laboratory vent near the ridge of the Woronora river valley and from the HIFAR research reactor ventilation system. Most studies have been conducted during the early to late morning periods when valley influences might be expected on dispersion of the tracer plume. This report summarises the meteorological and tracer air concentration data and makes comparisons with estimates from a simple gaussian dispersion model. It is intended that the data will also be used for evaluation of more elaborate wind field and atmospheric models.
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