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[MAG41-09] Neasrshore transport of suspended radiocesium In the Fuksima Coast derived from Niida River induced by Typhoon Wipha
Keywords:suspended radiocesium, ROMS
In this study, we examined the oceanic dispersal and inventories of the sediments and suspended radiocesium deposited in the ocean floor derived from Niida River byusing a quadruple nested JCOPE2-ROMS 3D oceanic circulation model in a high-resolution configuration at the lateral grid spacing of 50 m.This model is coupled with a 3D multi-class sediment transport model along with a two-layer stratigraphy model of the marine bed,the iRIC-Nays 2DH river sediment transport model,the SWAN spectral wave model,and a static radiocesium absorption model. A particular attention was paid to the storm and subsequent flood event associated with Typhoon 201326 (Wipha)passed off the Fukushima Coast in October 2013,which provoked an enormous amount of precipitation,subsequent increase of the riverine freshwater discharge, and associated sediment and suspended radiocesium fluxes to the ocean. The model results were diagnosed with a guide of several in situ observed data collected in the Fukushima Coast after the storm. We found that the modeled and observed lateral and vertical distributions of sediment grain sizes and attached radiocesium concentrations were reasonably well correlated and consistent each other. We then investigated the accumulation and erosion of the sediments and resultant suspended radiocesium distribution around the river mouth and nearshore areas along the Fukushima Coast.