The project ABC-MAUS is undertaken by a collaboration of the Austrian Ministry of Defense, Joanneum Research, the Austrian national weather and geophysical service Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG), including the Austrian National Data Center (NDC), as well as the private company GIHMM. The aim is to develop a strategy of protection for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threads (CBRN) for the Austrian armed forces.
Once the explosion is identified from infrasound and seismic measurements (reference to contribution by Mitterbauer et al.), forward modeling assuming a predefined release term is undertaken to understand which area might be contaminated. As soon as radiological measurements are available, the source term is adjusted.
Tabletop-Exercises are developed and tested based on hypothetical near-ground explosion scenarios (ordinance, accidental or terror attack).
Atmospheric dispersion events with respect to radiological, biological and/or chemical materials.