A group of atmospheric scientists from the University of Maryland are currently using a very sophisticated tool to help them examine atmospheric patterns originating from Japan. They have been using the tool for quite some time, enabling them to make simplified projected models of atmospheric transportation and trajectory system on daily basis. What have they discovered from their projections and trajectories? Read on to find out.
Japan Radiation Plume heading for North America. Daily Projections and Trajectories indicate March 23rd as Nuclear Fallout Day
The tool they were using was originally developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It is called HYSPLIT or better known as the Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory Model. I won’t go into the technical details but you can follow the link that I have provided earlier to get a better picture on the methods used to create those atmospheric transportation projection and trajectory models.
I’m more interested in their latest projection data. According to their latest data, Japan radiation plume suspended somewhere in the 3-km altitude will reach North America on March 23rd! Radiation plumes suspended in the 3.5 to 5-km altitudes will hit North America the next day! Oh boy! You can get more information from the following screenshot. Take a look.
Bear in mind that their daily atmospheric transportation projection and trajectory models do not consider the decay of radioactive compounds. It sure looks dangerous at a glance but the radiation plume might decay and poses no harm once it reaches North America. I hope!