Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 783–803, 2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 783–803, 2022

Research article 18 Jan 2022

Research article | 18 Jan 2022

Reassessment of the radiocesium resuspension flux from contaminated ground surfaces in eastern Japan

Mizuo Kajino et al.

Data sets

ACP_resus2_pubdata Mizuo Kajino

Model code and software

ACP_resus2_pubdata Mizuo Kajino

Short summary
Using a numerical model and observations of surface concentration and depositions, the current study provides quantitative assessments of resuspension, transport, and deposition of radio-Cs in eastern Japan in 2013, which was once deposited to the ground surface after the Fukushima nuclear accident. The areal mean resuspension rate of radio-Cs from the ground to the air is estimated as 0.96 % per year, which is equivalent to 1–10 % of the decreasing rate of the ambient gamma dose in Fukushima.
Final-revised paper