JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Institute for Transuranium Elements
Etex

European Tracer Experiment (ETEX)


SUMMARY

    A European scale tracer experiment was organised. 168 sampling station displaced from England to Ukraine and from Switzerland to Finland. Two tracer releases were performed and a databank of surface concentration constructed. A real time model evaluation was performed while the release of the tracer was taking place to simulate an emergency condition and to test the response and forecasting capability of meteorological offices and environmental protection agencies in Europe and around the world.


PARTICIPANT

JRC-Ispra, WMO, IAEA. Austria: Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics; Belgium: Institut Royal Météorologique de Belgique, Bulgaria: National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Canada: Centre Météorologique Canadien. Czech Republic: Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Denmark: Risø National Laboratory-Department of Meteorology and Wind Energy, Danish Meteorological Institute Meteo.&Oceanographic Research, National Environmental Research, Finland: Finnish Meteorological Institute Air Quality Research, France: METEO-FRANCE, CEA - IPSN/DAS/STAS, Germany: DWD, Hungary: National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Italy: ANPA, Japan: JAEARI, Norway: Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Poland: Institute of Atomic Energy, Russia: SPA TYPHOON, Slovak Republic: Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute, Sweden: Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Switzerland: Institut Suisse de Météorologie Section de l'environnement, The Netherlands: KNMI, RIVM UK: UK-METOFFICE, USA: ARAC-2/3, Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab, Westinghouse Savannah River Co., NOAA AIR Resources Laboratory


For more information please visit rem.jrc.ec.europa.eu/etex