Strontium-90: Concentrations in Surface Waters of the Atlantic Ocean

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Science  16 May 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3881, pp. 825-827
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3881.825


From the large body of analyses of strontium-90 in surface waters of the Atlantic Ocean, annual average concentrations (from 10°N to 70°N) have been compared to those predicted. The data indicate higher fall-out over ocean than over land and confirm the rapid rates of down-mixing shown by most studies of subsurface strontium-90.

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