Doing laundry at the Hooper Pool, Southern Colorado – October 19, 2015
Do I need to mention the DISCLAIMER when no one else can see this? (Just in case some day I make it all visible again… perhaps…)
Location of this monitoring “network” for Rn-(220 + 222), which also monitors Gamma, Beta-ART and Alpha-ART. I will be graphing all 4 together for the past 1 year.
Staring in October 2014:
- The Gamma uptick observed in much of Europe after Nov. 16 is seen here too. (For documentation of that odd whiff, see also (Jan 24, 2015), Did Germany just get a Massive Amount of Fukushima Fallout and “No One Noticed”? (A Eurdep-Nullschool investigation of the Nov. 16, 2014 radiation Upticks…), as well as (Jan. 31, 2015) DATA of ‘Fallout Signatures’ on Radiation Monitors Suggest Fukushima Still Going Re-Critical Underground At Times. Airborne Fallout Continues To Come Down Across the Northern Hemisphere.
- For this past 1 year, only an uptick in August 2015 surpassed that mid-November 2014 spike.
- Radon levels fluctuate fairly randomly.
- Gamma is stable except for the mid-Nov spike, and then again, including two short data gaps in early December 2014, likely connected to the covered-up Zaporizhia (ZNPP) nuclear accident in the Ukraine (See overview of documentation I gathered about that @ Jan. 12, 2015, Cover-up of Zaporizhye Nuclear Accident Near-Certain)
- Alpha is eventless.
- Beta shows only minor disturbances in this 3-month period.
Next 3-mnth period:
- The only notible observation here (above) seems to be the uptick in Alpha-Art (I think that means Alpha radiation from artificial radionuclides), a couple days after Gamma data is brought down to zero briefly (which is basically a variation of a data gap), at the end of the graph above, just after April 12. It’s too early to be connected to the Chernobyl wildfires, which came at the very end of April. (See my documentation of that in a series of posts that began with April 29, 2015, Chernobyl’s Radioactive Forest Fire. [April 29, 2015] – Location on map, Wind & Radiation Monitoring links).
- A zoom in on the data that Beta-Uptick week shows
- Radon and Alpha aren’t correlated here:
- At first sight Alpha and Beta don’t appear correlated, either, but when adjusting the scales ignoring the bog spike, they clearly ARE spiking together:
A zoom-in on the spike time:
–> Lots to be seen, but the upticks in both Alpha and Beta in early August stand out to me for being the most unusual. A zoom in on that week shows disturbances in Alpha, Beta and Gamma that week, during he same period but not correlated peak by peak. The Beta uptick goes to near 700 Bq/m^3. Also: just Radon 220 + 222 is clearly not the culprit of these upticks: