B11K:
Biogeoscience Processes Governing Radioisotope Transfers after Fukushima and Other Nuclear Accidents I


Session ID#: 8880

Session Description:
The Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accident resulted in the largest release of radioactive material since Chernobyl. Characterizing post-accident radioisotope transfers is important for managing potential radiation exposure. Radioisotope transfers following nuclear accidents occur over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales: from forest and soil environments; to hillslope and riverine systems; up to oceanic and atmospheric scales. As a variety of biogeoscience processes govern these radioisotope transfers, often multi-disciplinary approaches are required to comprehensively quantify radioisotope dynamics. Further, radioisotopes from Fukushima and other nuclear accidents provide a unique opportunity to increase our understanding of material transfers. The goal of this session is to illustrate novel approaches across a range of disciplines and scales characterizing radioisotope transfers. Accordingly, we welcome all contributions advancing our understanding of transfers following nuclear accidents.
Primary Conveners:  J. Patrick Laceby, LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France
Conveners:  Akihiro Kitamura1, Kenneth Hurst Williams2 and Erica R Woodburn2, (1)JAEA Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Toki, Japan(2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Science Divission, Berkeley, CA, United States
Chairs:  J. Patrick Laceby, LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France and Akihiro Kitamura, JAEA Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Toki, Japan
OSPA Liaisons:  J. Patrick Laceby, LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France

Cross-Listed:
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

0454 Isotopic composition and chemistry [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0466 Modeling [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
4326 Exposure [NATURAL HAZARDS]
9320 Asia [GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Akiyo Ishida Yatagai, Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya, Japan, Masahito Ishihara, JICA, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Akira Watanabe, Fukushima University, Faculty of Symbiotic Systems Science, Fukushima, Japan and Masatoshi Yamauchi, IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Kiruna, Kiruna, Sweden
Haruo Tsuruta1, Yasuji Oura2, Mitsuru Ebihara2, Toshimasa Ohara3 and Teruyuki Nakajima4,5, (1)RESTEC Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, (2)Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan, (3)NIES National Institute of Environmental Studies, Ibaraki, Japan, (4)JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Earth Observation Research Center, Sagamihara, Japan, (5)Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Kanagawa, Japan
Akane Saya, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan, Takao Yoshikane, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Eun-Chul Chang, Kongju National University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Gongju, Korea, Republic of (South) and Kei Yoshimura, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Alex Malins1, Kazuyuki Sakuma2, Takahiro Nakanishi2, Hiroshi Kurikami3,4, Masahiko Machida1, Akihiro Kitamura4,5 and Susumu Yamada6, (1)JAEA Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Center for Computational Science & e-Systems, Kashiwa, Japan, (2)JAEA Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Fukushima Environmental Safety Center, Toki, Japan, (3)Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka-Gun, Tokai-Mura, Japan, (4)JAEA Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Fukushima Environmental Safety Center, Fukushima, Japan, (5)JAEA Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Toki, Japan, (6)JAEA Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Center for Computational Science & e-Systems, Toki, Japan
Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Takaki Tsubono, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo, Japan, Kazuhiro Misumi, Central Research Institute of Electic Power Industry, Tokyo, Japan, Daisuke Tsumune, Ctr Res Inst Electic Power Ind, Abiko, Japan, Michio Aoyama, Meteorological Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan and Katsumi Hirose, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
Daisuke Tsumune1, Takaki Tsubono1, Michio Aoyama2, Kazuhiro Misumi3 and Yutaka Tateda1, (1)Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo, Japan, (2)Fukushima University, Fukushima, Japan, (3)Central Research Institute of Electic Power Industry, Tokyo, Japan

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