25 March 2011 | General, ESSEM
COST ES0602 investigates the potential hemispheric dispersion of radioactive clouds

Action ES0602 'Towards a European Network on Chemical Weather Forecasting and Information Systems' share their model calculations of a potential release of nuclear constituents

COST Action ES0602 published an analysis of the potential dispersion of radioactive clouds after the nuclear accident in Fukushima on the website of the Rhenish Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Cologne. Please visit the website and click on the picture, which will lead to further animations showing atmospheric transport at different levels of altitude.

The Action has also published in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences' National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology website an early warning system for possible long-range transportation of radioactive pollution in case of nuclear accident. This displays the results of operational runs of the Bulgarian Early Warning System in case of nuclear accident, including the visualisation of three-day forecast trajectories of particles released from selected nuclear power plants' sites over Europe and the Northern hemisphere, as well as the potential dispersion of radioactive clouds after the nuclear accident in Fukushima.


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Related Links

Rhenish Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Cologne

Potential dispersion of the radioactive cloud after a nuclear accident in Fukushima

National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Long-range transportation of radioactive pollution in case of nuclear accident

Contact Information

Dr Stefan Stueckrad
Science Officer Natural Sciences Cluster
COST Office
Belgium
stefan.stueckrad@cost.eu

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