Simulated spreading of the contaminated Fukushima waters in summer 2012, 16 months after the nuclear disaster.

Simulated spreading of the contaminated Fukushima waters in summer 2012, 16 months after the nuclear disaster.

09.07.2012

Fukushima - The fate of contaminated waters

Fast mixing due to oceanic eddies

July 9, 2012/Kiel. As a consequence of the Fukushima catastrophe, radioactive material was released into the Pacific Ocean. The spreading of the contaminated waters over the next decade was investigated by scientists at GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel using numerical high-resolution Ocean models.

Read the full story at environmentalresearchweb:

http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/50176 

 

Reference:
Behrens, E., F.U. Schwarzkopf, J.F. Lübbecke and C.W. Böning, 2012: Model csimulations on the long-term dispersal of 137Cs released into the Pacific Ocean off Fukushima. Environmental Research Letters, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/7/3/034004 

 

Contact:
Prof. Dr. Claus Böning (Theory and Modelling, GEOMAR), Tel. +49 431 600-4003, cboening@geomar.de
Jan Steffen (GEOMAR, Communication and Media), Tel.:+49 431 600-2811, jsteffen@geomar.de