What is it about?

Retrieval of origin and strength of unknown hazardous releases in the atmosphere by using concentration measurements provided by a network of sensors is a challenging inverse problem. This paper proposes an algorithm for solving , in a fast and accurate way, this problem.

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Why is it important?

The proposed algorithm improves the emergency assessment capabilities and minimizes the associated risk and mortality in accidental or intentional dispersion events and industrial hazards.

Perspectives

I hope that this algorithm will be used , in future, for reconstructing source terms in real complex scenarios.

Grégory TURBELIN
LMEE, Univ. Evry, Université Paris-Saclay, Paris, France

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This page is a summary of: Computation of optimal weights for solving the atmospheric source term estimation problem, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, April 2019, American Meteorological Society, DOI: 10.1175/jtech-d-18-0145.1.
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