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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2012, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 187-196

Technologies for satellite monitoring of atmosphere and sea surface in the Fukushima station region

V.A. Levin , A.I. Alexanin , M.G. Alexanina , P.V. Babyak , A.V. Gromov , S.Eu. Diyakov , A.A. Zagumyonnov , V. Kim , M.V. Stopkin , Eu.V. Fomin 
Institute of Automation and Control Processes, 690041 Vladivostok, Radio str., 5
Application of existed and new technologies for processing of meteorological satellite data for monitoring of radioactive pollution distribution by atmospheric flows and oceanic currents from the Fukushima region to the regions of the Far East of Russia are considered. For these purposes the satellite center of Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences has organized a special data processing which results were exposed in Internet and updated in real time. Results of the monitoring were compared with the results of an analysis of radiation situation in the Russian territory and the Fukushima station directly. European models of radiation distribution are used for the analysis too. The results manifest the absence of significant pollution of Russian territory and adjacent seas. Some long-time aspects connected to the existence of infected coastal zone are considered. Last one leads to possibility of radiation transfer through migrating biological populations. The coincidences and peculiarity of the satellite monitoring results with results of terrestrial observations and simulation of the ocean and the atmosphere dynamics have shown.
Research is supported by RFBR grants № 11-01-12107-ofi-m, 11-01-00593-а, 11-07-00511-а and FEB RAS grants.
Keywords: satellite monitoring, radioactive pollution, SST merged charts, sea surface thermal structures, sea surface velocity
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