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The meteorological situation during the release and in the subsequent dispersion of material was complex. 1). In the following days the wind shifted again, resulting in the transport of radioactive material to the north-east. 2). Consequent upon the long duration of the release (about 10 days) and the changing meteorological situation (especially the wind direction) material was dispersed and deposited over much of Europe. The territories of Belarus, Ukraine and the European part of Russia were most affected.
Map projections ensure a known relationship between locations on a map and their true locations on the Earth. For the maps in the atlas, the deposition sampling points were transformed to an equal area map projection (Lambert Azimuth Projection). g. coastline) can be similarly transformed to the same projection and overlaid to check the locational accuracy of the sampling point coordinates and plotting. The next phase in the production of the atlas requires the generation of maps that display the pointbased sampling data as isolines of caesium deposition.
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