Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
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, Akira Watanabe, Masahide Ishizuka, Kazuyuki Kita, Yuji Zaizen, Takeshi Kinase, Rikuya Hirai, Kakeru Konnai, Akane Saya, Kazuki Iwaoka, Yoshitaka Shiroma, Hidenao Hasegawa, Naofumi Akata, Masahiro Hosoda, Shinji Tokonami, and Yasuhito Igarashi


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-687', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Mizuo Kajino, 25 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-687', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Mizuo Kajino, 12 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 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Nov 2021) by Jerome Brioude
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