Mar 162011
 

 

Let’s counter recent SMS misinformation with real facts, shall we? I found one website (click here) which posts hourly updates of the radiation numbers in each prefecture in Japan. Also, here are three images below from Austria’s Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics, which show a time-lapse estimated projection of the Japanese radiation exposure headed mostly east, over the Pacific, and not westerly towards China. Please note that this is not actual radiation data (as I had initially thought), it is a meteorological estimation. Winds can change anytime, of course, so please keep an eye on the news. I believe that the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection will also be providing twice-a-day updates. (thanks to Olivia Lee, Beijing’s Nutritioneer, for giving me the below map on my Sina Weibo account).

Japan radiation plume MArch 11-16

Japan radiation plume MArch 11-16

Here is another image showing the radiation plume as it crosses the Pacific, towards the US:

Radiation plume from Japan

Radiation plume from Japan

Here is yet another time-lapse map. Not how all three show no plumes heading westward, towards China:

Japan radiation plume global map

Japan radiation plume global map

Again, these main images apparently are coming from an Austrian site here, from Austria’s Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG).

  4 Responses to “Radiation Plume Is Moving East, Over the Pacific — Not Towards China”

  1. I believe the images are simulations of the [em]potential[/em] course of the radiation, based on data taken from March 12 to 15th? But reassuring nonetheless. Thanks for posting.

  2. Thanks for this very helpful and informative post.

  3. what altitude is this plume at.

 Leave a Reply

(required)

(required)

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>