Ocean Recovery Alliance

Animation Shows Path of Japan Debris Flow

By Jonathan Lloyd

- Published on April 13, 2011 by nbclosangeles

Researchers studied the paths of ocean buoys to create a model that represents the projected path of debris created by the tsunami in Japan.

Animation: Japan Debris Flow

The debris is projected to arrive on the West Coast in about three years. The animation created by the International Pacific Research Center uses a model based on buoys drifting on currents in the Pacific Ocean.


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