08 Apr '11, 3pm

Where Will Debris from Japan's Tsunami Go? See Where Ocean Flows Are Carrying It: Animated simulation

It sounds frustrating, especially knowing that any clean-up efforts will be difficult -- afterall, the Great Pacific Garbage patch and several other trash gyres around the world are nearly impossible clean-up tasks. While tracking debris from the tsunami will aid in scientific understanding about how materials flow, and change over time in the ocean, it doesn't exactly help us do the dirty work of cleaning up the mess. Still, knowing where and when the trash will hit can help with organizing shoreline cleanup efforts.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/where-will-the-de...

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