Fukushima - The fate of contaminated waters

As a consequence of the Fukushima catastrophe, radioactive material was released into the Pacific Ocean.

Press Release (GEOMAR)6 July 2012: 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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Original Work:
Behrens, E., F.U. Schwarzkopf, J.F. Lübbecke and C.W. Böning, 2012: Model simulations on the long-term dispersal of 137Cs released into the Pacific Ocean off Fukushima. Environmental Research Letters, 7, dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/7/3/034004

Press Release:
GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel

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