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University of Hawaii at Manoa

Possible Pathways for Tsunami Debris

Caption: This figure shows the probable pathways of the debris that entered the ocean on March 11, 2011, as estimated from historical trajectories of drifting buoys. An animation can be viewed at http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/users/nikolai/2011/Pacific_Islands/Simulation_of_Debris_from_March_11_2011_Japan_tsunami.gif.

Credit: Nikolai Maximenko, International Pacific Research Center

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