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Tracking Debris from the Tohoku Tsunami 
The Japanese government estimated that 5 million tons of debris was swept up by the monstrous tsunami of March 2011.
The map above shows the output of the Surface Currents from Diagnostic (SCUD) model, an attempt to simulate where and how that debris would disperse. Orange and red shaded areas represent parcels of water with a high probably of containing floating debris. The deeper the red color, the higher the likely concentration. The debris field stretches roughly 5,000 kilometers by 2,000 kilometers across the North Pacific. […]
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Tracking Debris from the Tohoku Tsunami 

The Japanese government estimated that 5 million tons of debris was swept up by the monstrous tsunami of March 2011.

The map above shows the output of the Surface Currents from Diagnostic (SCUD) model, an attempt to simulate where and how that debris would disperse. Orange and red shaded areas represent parcels of water with a high probably of containing floating debris. The deeper the red color, the higher the likely concentration. The debris field stretches roughly 5,000 kilometers by 2,000 kilometers across the North Pacific. […]

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Graphic: How much radiation is being released by Japan’s runaway reactors?

Radiation dosage readings from the radiation monitoring posts at RIKEN Wako Institute (15th March 2011)
(I realized it using Riken’s data) (via ulaulaman)

Radiation dosage readings from the radiation monitoring posts at RIKEN Wako Institute (15th March 2011)

(I realized it using Riken’s data) (via ulaulaman)

Japan’s nuclear emergency
A house floats in the Pacific Ocean off the Japanese coast
How Shifting Plates Caused the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan [Interactive]