Source Sensitivty Functions

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Source Sensitivty Functions

Post by Smaug » September 8th, 2017, 3:04 pm


Section 12.4 of the tutorial uses data from multiple samplers to produce a source sensitivity function. The grid cell with the highest source region is taken to be the estimate of the release location.

1. Is there any literature/reading that can mathematically describe what these source sensitivity functions are? The HYSPLIT manual states that these are source regions that contribute to the measurement at the sampling location but is there a definition that is more rigorous or derivative?


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Re: Source Sensitivty Functions

Post by ariel.stein » September 8th, 2017, 5:34 pm

Evaluation of the Transfer Coefficient Matrix (TCM) approach to model the atmospheric radionuclide air concentrations from Fukushima, Draxler, R.R., Rolph, G.D., 2012. J. Geophys. Res. 117, D05107.

Source term estimation using air concentration measurements and a Lagrangian dispersion model – Experiments with pseudo and real cesium-137 observations from the Fukushima nuclear accident, Chai, T., R. R. Draxler, and A. Stein, Atmospheric Environment, 106, pp. 241-251, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.01.070, 2015

Improving volcanic ash predictions with the HYSPLIT dispersion model by assimilating MODIS satellite retrievals, Chai, T., A. Crawford, B. Stunder, M.J. Pavolonis, R. Draxler, and A. Stein,, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, pp. 2865-2879, doi:10.5194/acp-17-2865-2017, 2017

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