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Impacts of the Fukushima nuclear power plant discharges on the ocean
Editor(s): K. Buesseler, H. Nies, M. Aoyama, P. Povinec, and M. Dai


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Inverse estimation of source parameters of oceanic radioactivity dispersion models associated with the Fukushima accident
Y. Miyazawa, Y. Masumoto, S. M. Varlamov, T. Miyama, M. Takigawa, M. Honda, and T. Saino
Biogeosciences Discuss., 9, 13783-13816, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 1797 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 6 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  11 Oct 2012
Radium-based estimates of cesium isotope transport and total direct ocean discharges from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident
M. A. Charette, C. F. Breier, P. B. Henderson, S. M. Pike, I. I. Rypina, S. R. Jayne, and K. O. Buesseler
Biogeosciences Discuss., 9, 16139-16160, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 3360 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  15 Nov 2012
Surface pathway of radioactive plume of TEPCO Fukushima NPP1 released 134Cs and 137Cs
M. Aoyama, M. Uematsu, D. Tsumune, and Y. Hamajima
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 265-283, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 1109 KB)   Supplement (6088 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  08 Jan 2013
Determination of plutonium isotopes in marine sediments off the Fukushima coast following the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident
W. T. Bu, J. Zheng, T. Aono, K. Tagami, S. Uchida, J. Zhang, M. C. Honda, Q. J. Guo, and M. Yamada
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 643-680, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 1330 KB)   Supplement (124 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  10 Jan 2013
Iodine-129 concentration in seawater near Fukushima before and after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
T. Suzuki, S. Otosaka, J. Kuwabara, H. Kawamura, and T. Kobayashi
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 1401-1419, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 1441 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  29 Jan 2013
Short-term dispersal of Fukushima-derived radionuclides off Japan: modeling efforts and model-data intercomparison
I. I. Rypina, S. R. Jayne, S. Yoshida, A. M. Macdonald, E. Douglass, and K. Buesseler
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 1517-1550, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 4275 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  30 Jan 2013
Initial Spread of 137Cs over the shelf of Japan: a study using the high-resolution global-coastal nesting ocean model
Z. Lai, C. Chen, R. Beardsley, H. Lin, R. Ji, J. Sasaki, and J. Lin
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 1929-1955, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 4479 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  04 Feb 2013
Direct observation of 134Cs and 137Cs in surface seawater in the western and central North Pacific after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident
H. Kaeriyama, D. Ambe, Y. Shimizu, K. Fujimoto, T. Ono, S. Yonezaki, Y. Kato, H. Matsunaga, H. Minami, S. Nakatsuka, and T. Watanabe
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 1993-2012, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 3322 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  05 Feb 2013
90Sr and 89Sr in seawater off Japan as a consequence of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident
N. Casacuberta, P. Masqué, J. Garcia-Orellana, R. Garcia-Tenorio, and K. O. Buesseler
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 2039-2067, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 1653 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 5 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  05 Feb 2013
Fukushima-derived radiocesium in western North Pacific sediment traps
M. C. Honda, H. Kawakami, S. Watanabe, and T. Saino
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 2455-2477, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 1067 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  11 Feb 2013
Natural and Fukushima-derived radioactivity in macroalgae and mussels along the Japanese shoreline
Z. Baumann, N. Casacuberta, H. Baumann, P. Masqué, and N. S. Fisher
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 2617-2633, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 787 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 3 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  13 Feb 2013
Export of 134Cs and 137Cs in the Fukushima river systems at heavy rains by Typhoon Roke in September 2011
S. Nagao, M. Kanamori, S. Ochiai, S. Tomihara, K. Fukushi, and M. Yamamoto
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 2767-2790, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 1438 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 3 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  15 Feb 2013
Continuing 137Cs release to the sea from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant through 2012
J. Kanda
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 3577-3595, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 4914 KB)   Supplement (91 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  26 Feb 2013
The impact of oceanic circulation and phase transfer on the dispersion of radionuclides released from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant
Y. Choi, S. Kida, and K. Takahasi
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 3677-3705, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 8742 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  27 Feb 2013
Does the Fukushima NPP disaster affect the caesium activity of North Atlantic Ocean fish?
G. Kanisch and M.-O. Aust
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 4127-4156, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 1695 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 6 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  05 Mar 2013
Spatiotemporal distributions of Fukushima-derived radionuclides in surface sediments in the waters off Miyagi, Fukushima, and Ibaraki Prefectures, Japan
M. Kusakabe, S. Oikawa, H. Takata, and J. Misonoo
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 4819-4850, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 15043 KB)   Supplement (94 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 3 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  11 Mar 2013
Distribution of the Fukushima-derived radionuclides in seawater in the Pacific off the coast of Miyagi, Fukushima, and Ibaraki Prefectures, Japan
S. Oikawa, H. Takata, T. Watabe, J. Misonoo, and M. Kusakabe
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 4851-4886, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 9414 KB)   Supplement (764 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  11 Mar 2013
Cesium-134 and 137 activities in the central North Pacific Ocean after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident
J. Kameník, H. Dulaiova, K.O. Buesseler, S. M. Pike, and K. Št'astná
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 5223-5244, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 1293 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 5 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  14 Mar 2013
Horizontal distribution of Fukushima-derived radiocesium in zooplankton in the northwestern Pacific Ocean
M. Kitamura, Y. Kumamoto, H. Kawakami, E. C. Cruz, and K. Fujikura
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 6143-6170, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 1645 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 3 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  02 Apr 2013
One-year, regional-scale simulation of 137Cs radioactivity in the ocean following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident
D. Tsumune, T. Tsubono, M. Aoyama, M. Uematsu, K. Misumi, Y. Maeda, Y. Yoshida, and H. Hayami
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 6259-6314, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 3936 KB)   Supplement (579 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 5 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  03 Apr 2013
Cesium, iodine and tritium in NW Pacific waters – a comparison of the Fukushima impact with global fallout
P. P. Povinec, M. Aoyama, D. Biddulph, R. Breier, K. Buesseler, C. C. Chang, R. Golser, X. L. Hou, M. Ješkovský, A. J. T. Jull, J. Kaizer, M. Nakano, H. Nies, L. Palcsu, L. Papp, M. K. Pham, P. Steier, and L. Y. Zhang
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 6377-6416, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 1786 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  03 Apr 2013
The 129-Iodine content of subtropical Pacific waters: impact of Fukushima and other anthropogenic 129I sources
T. P. Guilderson, S. J. Tumey, T. A. Brown, and K. O. Buesseler
Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 19935-19968, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 6222 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 10 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  18 Dec 2013
Spatial variability and the fate of cesium in coastal sediments near Fukushima, Japan
E. Black and K. O. Buesseler
Biogeosciences Discuss., 11, 7235-7271, 2014
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 1806 KB)   Supplement (370 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (BG)


  20 May 2014