Strontium Isotopes: Global Circulation after the Chinese Nuclear Explosion of 14 May 1965

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Science  03 Dec 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3701, pp. 1289-1290
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3701.1289


Strontium-89 and strontium-90, released into the atmosphere by the Chinese nuclear device on 14 May 1965, circled the world in less than a month and caused a sharp peak in the Sr89/Sr90 ratio in rain at Tokyo on 12 June.