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Volume 13, issue 3
Ocean Sci., 13, 453–463, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-453-2017
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Ocean Sci., 13, 453–463, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-453-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 14 Jun 2017

Research article | 14 Jun 2017

Lagrangian simulation and tracking of the mesoscale eddies contaminated by Fukushima-derived radionuclides

Sergey V. Prants et al.
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A Lagrangian method is developed to track, document and analyze the origin and history of water masses in ocean features. Simulating synthetic tracers in the altimetry-derived velocity field, we identify and track the mesoscale eddies which have been sampled in the cruises after the Fukushima accident and estimate their risk of being contaminated by radionuclides. The simulated results are shown to be in a good qualitative correspondence with in situ measurements.
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