Articles | Volume 12, issue 23
Research article
08 Dec 2015
Research article |  | 08 Dec 2015

Ocean dynamic processes causing spatially heterogeneous distribution of sedimentary caesium-137 massively released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

H. Higashi, Y. Morino, N. Furuichi, and T. Ohara


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ED: Reject (10 Oct 2015) by Clare Woulds
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (20 Oct 2015) by Clare Woulds
AR by Hironori Higashi on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Nov 2015) by Clare Woulds
Short summary
We elucidated ocean dynamic processes causing spatially-heterogeneous sedimentary radiocaesium-137 distribution in and around the shelf off Fukushima and adjacent prefectures on the basis of numerical simulation. Our result suggests that accumulation of sedimentary radiocaesium-137 in a swath just offshore of shelf break results from spatiotemporal variation of bottom friction occurred via a periodic spring tide about every 2 weeks and via occasional strong wind.
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