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.
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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