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Inter-hemispheric Transfer of Fresh Debris from French Nuclear Tests in 1968


NUCLEAR debris particles from the recent Chinese nuclear explosions provided a suitable medium for studying the global atmospheric circulation of airborne material in the northern hemisphere1–3. We have investigated the inter-hemispheric transfer of airborne material by measuring the radioactivities in Japan of short-lived fission products resulting from the recent French nuclear tests in the South Pacific in 1968.

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SOTOBAYASHI, T., SUZUKI, T. & FURUSAWA, A. Inter-hemispheric Transfer of Fresh Debris from French Nuclear Tests in 1968. Nature 224, 1096–1097 (1969).

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