Radioactivity Dynamics in forests
ＱWill cesium distribution in forests continue to change in the future?
ＡThe results of simulations of cesium movement in forests provide the following predictions for the period of about two decades following the accident:
(1) Most of the deposited cesium will remain in the soil;
(2) Cesium concentrations in cedar wood will not change significantly, while those in konara oak wood will continue to increase at a slower pace;
(3) The movement of cesium in forests will decrease.
These suggest that the movement of cesium in forests is approaching an equilibrium state.
(Research results from the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute and others)
- How does radioactive cesium in forests move from trees to the ground surface? 【Movement in throughfall and stemflow】
- How does radioactive cesium in forests move from trees to the ground surface? 【Movement as particulate and dissolved states】
- Do sediment with high radioactive cesium concentration continue to be deposited on river bottoms?
- Is there a continuous input of cesium contamination to rivers from forests?
- Cs released to the environment by the forest fire?