Articles | Volume 8, issue 14
24 Jul 2008
 | 24 Jul 2008

Probing ETEX-II data set with inverse modelling

M. Krysta, M. Bocquet, and J. Brandt

Abstract. We give here an account on the results of source inversion of the ETEX-II experiment. Inversion has been performed with the maximum entropy method on the basis of non-zero measurements and in conjunction with a transport model POLAIR3D. The discrepancy scaling factor between the reconstructed and the true mass has been estimated to be equal to 7. The results contrast with the method's performance on the ETEX-I source. In the latter case its mass has been reconstructed with an accuracy exceeding 80%. The large value of the discrepancy factor for ETEX-II could be ascribed to modelling difficulties, possibly linked not to the transport model itself but rather to the quality of the measurements.

Final-revised paper