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Radioactive Tracers in the Sea

  • Hugh D. Livingston
  • William J. Jenkins
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The oceans are a critical component of our environment. Physically, they modify climate, not only on a regional and local scale, but on a planetary scale as well. A significant fraction of the intrahemispheric heat flux is caused by oceanic circulation. The high productivity regions of the ocean represent an important source of food. The oceans not only exert a long time-scale control over the geochemical cycling of many elements, but they play an increasingly important role in the disposal of mankind’s unwanted byproducts.


International Atomic Energy Agency Nuclear Fuel Radioactive Tracer North Atlantic Deep Water Global Fallout 
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