ARGOS/RIMPUFF has the advantage that the source term can vary in time and that the spatial domain can have varying land-use and terrain heights. We get outputs for each time-step, rather than an overall solution and NWP data can be used, so the model can more accurately reflect the changes in meteorological conditions that occur – which is absolutely necessary”

Mr. Blake Orr
ARPANSA, Australia

The Brazilian Nuclear reactor at the Angra site is placed in a complex terrain. We have found ARGOS to be the only solution able to model and handle incidents in this situation.

Mr. Pedro P. de Lima-e-Silva, Brazil Nuclear Energy National Commission

NRPA in Norway has been using ARGOS since 2001; it is a powerful and flexible system that develops and progresses with our needs.

Ms. Eldri Naadland Holo, Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority

For SSM it is essential to have a system that meets our requirements, is reliable and which we can influence. ARGOS has been our choice since 2003.

Mr. Jonas Lindgren, Swedish Radiation Safety Authority

Key Features

  • ARGOS uses real time numerical weather forecasts to calculate a prognosis about how an accident with a CBRN release will evolve and what will be the consequences of the accident
  • ARGOS can calculate emergency and evacuation zones
  • ARGOS can calculate the effect of applying various countermeasures
  • ARGOS can be used from urban street scale cross border scale
  • The target is accidents as well as terrorist initiated events
  • ARGOS can be used for decision support for incidents in other countries