Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Research article
25 Jan 2016
Research article |  | 25 Jan 2016

Ecosystem model-based approach for modeling the dynamics of 137Cs transfer to marine plankton populations: application to the western North Pacific Ocean after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident

M. Belharet, C. Estournel, and S. Charmasson

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