posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 06:14 PM
Originally posted by TheFinder
I'm actually asking for an explanation of this information. I think the Japan anomaly started in March of this year.
You mean the little red
dot off the east coast of Japan?
You referred to a temperature chart, not a radiation chart.
Nuclear power plants in operation do produce excess heat, and used fuel also produces excess heat which is why it's cooled in cooling tanks after use.
In relatively small bodies of water like rivers, the temperature increase from the excess heat might be a threat to fish or other life in the river.
However, the Pacific ocean is so large, and has so many currents near Japan, that I doubt the temperature anomaly is the result solely of Fukushima,
though it could be one small contributing factor among many others.
It's probably a result of ocean currents failing to make temperatures uniform, and if you look at this current map you can see why this might
See the spot where the Ovashio current loops arount to the north, and the kuroshio current comes up from the south? The "hot spot" is between those
two, which might explain why the temperature can be different.
Similarly, look off the coast of Newfoundland, and you see something similar where the labrador current meets the gulf stream and there is another hot
spot there similar to the one near Japan.
The pattern of ocean currents is a much more likely explanation of the anomalies than excess heat or radiation from nuclear power.
Regarding the title of your thread, seems like you should have said "heat" instead of "radiation" since you show a temperature chart. There's no doubt
Fukushima has contaminated the ocean with radioactivity, and some particular fish collected near the accident have shown high levels of radioactive
edit on 17-4-2013 by Arbitrageur because: clarification