Where Will The Debris From Japan’s Tsunami Drift In The Ocean?
The huge tsunami triggered by the 9.0 Tohoku Earthquake destroyed coastal towns near Sendai in Japan, washing such things as houses and cars into the ocean. Projections of where this debris might head have been made by Nikolai Maximenko and Jan Hafner at the International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Maximenko has developed a model based on the behavior of drifting buoys deployed over years in the ocean for scientific purposes. …

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http://www.underwatertimes.com/news.php?article_id=10329548671

An animation can be viewed at the IRPC website:
http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/users/nikolai/2011/Pacific_Islands/Simulation_of_Debris_from_March_11_2011_Japan_tsunami.gif

See also:
Where Will Japan Debris End Up?
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/2025403/where_will_japan_debris_end_up/index.html

Flotsam from Japan’s tsunami to hit US West Coast
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_JAPAN_TSUNAMI_FLOTSAM?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-04-01-09-57-18

Tsunami Debris Headed for Hawaii
http://www.bigislandnewscenter.com/tsunami-debris-headed-for-hawaii/

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