Fragments of solid waste, washed the tsunami in Japan, reached the U.S.

Individual pieces of solid waste into the water washed away by the tsunami in Japan in March of this year, we came to the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of Washington, according to ITAR-TASS. Black mass the size of a barrel of 208 liters capacity, found two weeks ago in the Bay Nope, shown at a news conference oceanographers Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Jim Ingraham of Seattle.They point to the fact that the fragments drifting debris reached the shores of the United States a year earlier than expected. The reason is that most of the solid waste goes adrift in the Pacific Ocean at a speed of 11.2 km per hour.In some cases, due to the impact of currents, winds and other weather factors, the speed can reach 32 km per hour. In other prediction is that most of the waste reaches the coast of Oregon, Washington, California and Alaska in about a year. It could be the wreckage of houses, boats, ships, furniture, and any other objects that can stay afloat.Determine where in the Pacific drift solid waste into the water washed away by the tsunami in Japan, and the masses of debris reached U.S. shores, helped American scientists and environmentalists crew of the Russian sailing ship "Pallas".During a call in Honolulu in September agreed to captain the ship during the return to Vladivostok to support senior researcher Nikolai Maximenko and his colleague Ian Hefneru from the International Pacific Research Center at the University of Hawaii.Last tracks the movement of the masses rubbish satellite and other surveillance. A month after the tsunami in Japan should be removed from the waste disappeared pictures, and dense masses of wood, tires can be a serious obstacle to driving small boats.Command sailboat kept his word by sending the information to the Center in Honolulu. According to calculations Maksimenko and Hefnera, solid waste, up to 20 million tons scattered in the area of the ocean surface area of 3.2 thousand km in length and 1.6 thousand km in width. Scientists are trying to determine how much of this layer will sink and which will nail to the shores of the United States and Canada.


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