Some Comparisons Between Lagrangian and Simple Source-Oriented Models for Long Range Atmospheric Transport and Dispersal of Radioactive Releases

  • H. M. ApSimon
  • A. Davison
  • A. J. H. Goddard
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In this paper results obtained with a more complex Lagrangian model, MESOS, developed to study long-range effects of atmospheric releases of radioactivity from nuclear installations, will be compared with results from simpler models based on extrapolating Gaussian plume models out to longer distances using only meteorological conditions at the source.


Geostrophic Wind Synoptic Situation Lagrangian Model Accidental Release Release Duration 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. M. ApSimon
    • 1
  • A. Davison
    • 1
  • A. J. H. Goddard
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Power SectionImperial College of Science & TechnologyLondonUK

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