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Volume 20, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2467–2482, 2016
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2467–2482, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 23 Jun 2016

Research article | 23 Jun 2016

Rainfall erosivity in catchments contaminated with fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident

J. Patrick Laceby et al.

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Characterizing rainfall erosivity in the Fukushima fallout-impacted region is important for predicting radiocesium behavior. The majority of rainfall (60 %) and rainfall erosivity (86 %) occurs between June and October. Tropical cyclones contribute 22 % of the precipitation though 44 % of the rainfall erosivity. Understanding the rainfall regime and the influence of tropical cyclones is important managing radiocesium transfers in contaminated catchments in the Fukushima prefecture.
Characterizing rainfall erosivity in the Fukushima fallout-impacted region is important for...