[amsat-bb] Re: Jet Stream

Edward R. Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Wed Mar 16 10:14:35 PDT 2011

At 08:37 AM 3/16/2011, wa4hfn at comcast.net wrote:
>I wonder if the Jet Stream might bring radation from Japan ouer the US
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Interesting maps.

The natural circulation is west to east so possible that some 
radiation could transverse the world.  During the Chernobyl accident 
radiation was detected in Alaska.  Probably into western US, 
also.  Chernobyl impacted eastern Europe and Asia more, but was 
located in the Ukraine.  Japan is much closer to the US.

At this point the radiation release is much less than what happened 
in Chernobyl.  It is more a danger in the immediate area surrounding 
the plants.  If the reactor container has a breach then one can only 
guess the results.  So far it has been intentional release of 
radioactive steam resulting from heat of the reactor core and fuel 
rod storage area.  Unfortunately H2 gas is released in the extreme 
heat as sea water was applied for cooling and that led to explosions.

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