Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5917–5934, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5917-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5917–5934, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5917-2020

Development and technical paper 01 Dec 2020

Development and technical paper | 01 Dec 2020

On the tuning of atmospheric inverse methods: comparisons with the European Tracer Experiment (ETEX) and Chernobyl datasets using the atmospheric transport model FLEXPART

Ondřej Tichý et al.

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We study the estimation of the temporal profile of an atmospheric release using formalization as a linear inverse problem. The problem is typically ill-posed, so all state-of-the-art methods need some form of regularization using additional information. We provide a sensitivity study on the prior source term and regularization parameters for the shape of the source term with a demonstration on the ETEX experimental release and the Cs-134 and Cs-137 dataset from the Chernobyl accident.