KITV News, Nov. 13, 2013: A new wave of possible tsunami debris starting to wash up on our state shorelines. [...] This isn’t tsunami debris Hawaii’s used to seeing. Pieces of a 20-foot wood beam that recently washed up on Malaekahana Beach on Oahu. It’s probably from a home. Gisela Speidel of the University of Hawaii says if this came from Japan, it could indicate a new wave is headed our way. “It really looks like a different type of debris is coming in. Before, it was oyster buoys, the things that floated, boats that sat high in the water. They are more wind-driven.” Now, the debris is more current driven [...] Digital maps show pieces like these will continue showing up on our shores all winter long.
Newcastle Herald, Nov. 14, 2013: One of the many points of interest about [Ivan] Macfadyen’s story was that, when he arrived in Hawaii [...] the yachtsmen were asked to help monitor plumes of radiation from Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear reactors. My ears pricked up at this [...]
Surface pathway of radioactive plume of TEPCO Fukushima NPP1 released 134Cs and 137Cs, May 2013: The radioactive plume travelled 1800 km for 270 days [...] an average zonal speed of the surface radioactive plume was calculated to be about 8 [centimeters per second] which was consistent with the speed of the reported surface current [...] A zonal speed of the surface plume was estimated to be about 8 cm/s which was consistent with a zonal speed of surface current [...]
Published: November 22nd, 2013 at 5:00 pm ET