Source Localization of Ruthenium-106 Detections in Autumn 2017 Using Inverse Modelling

  • Pieter De MeutterEmail author
  • Johan Camps
  • Andy Delcloo
  • Piet Termonia
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


In late September and October 2017, Ru-103 and Ru-106 have been detected throughout the northern hemisphere by national environmental radioactivity monitoring networks and by the International Monitoring System that is being established to verify compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Ru-103 (half-life: 39.26 d) and Ru-106 (half-life: 373.6 d) are radioactive particulates that have no natural sources and for which there is no measurable global background.


Atmospheric transport modelling Uncertainty quantification Inverse modelling CTBT Ruthenium 



One of the authors (P De Meutter) acknowledges funding from Engie under contract number JUR2015-28-00.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pieter De Meutter
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Johan Camps
    • 1
  • Andy Delcloo
    • 2
  • Piet Termonia
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Belgian Nuclear Research InstituteMolBelgium
  2. 2.Royal Meteorological Institute of BelgiumBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyGhent UniversityGhentBelgium

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