Atmospheric dispersion of argon-41 from a nuclear research reactor: measurement and modelling of plume geometry and gamma radiation field

Bent Lauritzen, Poul Astrup, Martin Drews, Hans Jorgensen, Torben Mikkelsen, Soren Thykier-Nielsen, Helle Karina Aage, Uffe Korsbech, Kim Bargholz, Carlos Rojas Palma, Raf Van Ammel, Klaas van der Meer

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    An atmospheric dispersion experiment was conducted using a visible tracer along with the routine releases of 41Ar from the BR1 research reactor in Mol, Belgium. Simultaneous measurements of plume geometry and radiation field from 41Ar decay were performed as well as measurements of the 41Ar source term and the meteorological parameters. Good overall agreement is found between measurement data and model results using the mesoscale atmospheric dispersion and dose rate model RIMPUFF.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)47-54
    JournalInternational Journal of Environment and Pollution
    Issue number1-6
    StatePublished - 20 Oct 2005

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