Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Research article
17 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 17 Jan 2022

Eight-year variations in atmospheric radiocesium in Fukushima city

Akira Watanabe, Mizuo Kajino, Kazuhiko Ninomiya, Yoshitaka Nagahashi, and Atsushi Shinohara


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-591', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-591', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Nov 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-591', Anonymous Referee #3, 30 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Mizuo Kajino on behalf of the Authors (12 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Dec 2021) by Stefano Galmarini
Short summary
This study summarizes continuous measurements of surface air concentrations and deposition of radiocesium in Fukushima city over 8 years after the Fukushima nuclear accident. The concentration in the city was high in winter and low in summer (inverse of the forest area). The decreasing trends were much faster in the earlier stage, probably because dissolved cesium discharged faster from the local environment. Biotite might play a key role in circulation of particulate cesium in Fukushima city.
Final-revised paper