Philip Duncan from WeatherWatch.co.nz teams up with NZHerald.co.nz to explain how air currents could carry nuclear fallout from Japan if the feared meltdown did take place.
on 14/03/2011 11:20pm
Thank you for such a clear explanation
on 14/03/2011 10:50pm
Thanks Phil, nice clear explanation, hey do you have any information you can share about the chemical spraying that goes on ?, chemtrails / cloud seeding etc, noticed alot of chemtrails across the sky yesterday, not contrails.
on 14/03/2011 5:54pm
Nice commentary phil, keep up the good work.
on 14/03/2011 12:11pm
on 14/03/2011 5:34am
Absolutely blimin brilliant! Well done! Thank you soooooo much for setting everyones fears at rest with good solid knowledge – I have been trying to find this out for the last two days. I have twenty something year old children that are pretty freaked out together with other people questioning me re all that is going on on the planet at the moment so itis great to be able to set their fears at rest on this one.
on 14/03/2011 4:29am
Hi Phil. Thank you very much for the explanation. When you mentioned about winds, and therefore radiation, not crossing the equator, I was reminded of the book “On The Beach” by Neville Shute, where it did happen, although I think caused by equinoxial movements.
The Google Earth map showing all earthquakes interested me. Can anyone find it, or does it have to be paid for?
on 14/03/2011 3:59am
Clear explanation Phil. Does the same info apply to tidal flows carrying contamination? Also will aircraft and shipping from contaminated countries carry radioactive fragments?
on 14/03/2011 4:15am
Hi Zelda – actually I have no idea what would happen in that regard. I’d imagine it would be diluted over a certain distance – much like an oil spill – however even with oil spills certain currents can carry particles a long way. Not to mention fish in that area that migrate etc. I really couldn’t tell you – we’d need a nuclear expert to explain that. Clearly it would be devastating no matter what happens…it’s reassuring to hear the Japanese Govt saying this afternoon that a meltdown is not something they’re expecting, despite the two explosions.