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Kara Sea Project


Animation Kara See

Simulation of a hypothetical, continuous release of 1 TBq/year 137Cs from the dumping sites of radioactive waste near the coast of Novaya Semlya
Skalierung - one till six years Run beams - one till six years

Computer simulation with a continuous release of caesium 137   Colour code for above diagram

The Figure shows the temporal and spatial evolution of the near-surface dispersion plume in the Kara Sea during the first six years. Interactions between seasonally changing winds, influx from the Barents Sea, and riverine inputs result in a pulsating quality of the plume despite the continuity of the emission source. After six years, an almost cyclic stationary state is reached: seasonal fluctuations in the concentration now recur almost every year at a stable level.



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