Additional Data Northern Hemisphere Radioactive Cloud, Early 2017

Beautiful sunny day in the Southern Rockies, Feb. 20, 2017

I added a few snippets to the end of the previous blog post, including this gamma radiation graph from Fairbanks, Alaska:

fairbanks_ak_dec4_2016_till_feb1_2017_radnet

–> The onset of the data gap, following an up-down swing is pretty much New Year’s Eve.  A look at the wind patterns ( https://earth.nullschool.net/ ) at that time over Alaska:

Alright, let’s see if we can see something in the jetstream data

Starting on Jan. 30, 2016 @ https://earth.nullschool.net/#2016/12/30/1200Z/wind/isobaric/250hPa/orthographic=-221.75,60.63,546/loc=-147.430,64.130, jumping 1 day ahead to Jan 31, 2016, you see that the jet stream is not slowing down at that time for that location (that it pretty much passed straight over Fukushima is not relevant yet, as Northern Japan is a bit of a jet stream funnel; it would require much more suggestive evidence to point at this one as a likely culprit again):

https-earth-nullschool-net201612311200zwindisobaric250hpaorthographic-221-7560-63546loc-147-43064-130

Shortly after, as the disturbances turn into a data gap @ Fairbanks, it corresponds with a slower-wind higher up.  When looking at the wind layers below it, it gets pretty quiet:

https-earth-nullschool-net201701011200zwindisobaric250hpaorthographic-221-7560-63546loc-147-43064-130

By Jan 2, 2017, the high pressure system in drawing air in from the south and bring it down (hence the higher pressure)

https://earth.nullschool.net/#2017/01/02/1200Z/wind/isobaric/250hPa/orthographic=-223.84,59.75,546/loc=-147.430,64.130

If whatever set off and shut off the monitor in Alaska was jet-stream-delivered, the wind pattern suggests something should show up in Hawaii as well…. Radnet

And there we have: slight upticks at the beginning of January, with a data gap towards the end of the first week of January @ Honolulu, HI:

Honolulu_HI_Dec24_2016_till_Feb2_2017.gif

Alright, well… that shows me it is not “just a European cloud”.  Obviously the radioactive cloud circled the northern hemisphere.  Radnet sucks worse than EURDEP, so… back to Europe see what else I can find…:

To repeat from a few posts back, the data I want to graph for the past few months are what’s shown here:

https-nuclear-news-net20170215iodine-131-just-reported-by-european-agency-incident-happened-in-january-2017

–> One thing I haven’t seen pointed out elsewhere is the obvious:  the Polish detection is a magnitude higher than most other samples:  5.92 µBq/m^3 I-131, 10 times higher than the far-northern detections.

Grrr… No luck finding the radioisotope-specific data via EURDEP…  (infinite loading or Error crashes…)  Well, I did get this one from Kotka, bit east of Helsinki in SOuthern Finland:

Kotka_Southern_Finland__3mo_I131_Cs137_Feb20_2017.gif

Oh well… Gamma then, I guess…

GOAL: To find “the starting time” of this release,’cause once a location and time for the ARRIVAL of the cloud is established, it becomes possible to look upwind without completely wasting my time…

As far of the search period…. Hard to say, ’cause you can always find something earlier, but for I-131 to still be detectable and this perhaps being linked to the spikes and data gaps, I’d say between… Dec. 20, 2016 and Jan. 20, 2017 somewhere.  The ‘Standard Deviation’ Setting for T-Gamma on Eurdep shows the following locations standing out:

EURDEP-T.gamma_StandardDeviation_1month_preJan20_2017.gif

The couple maroon dots are very clearly NOT “merely calibrations”, as the EuRDEP disclaimer would like us to believe.  Latvia and far-southern Greece in the Mediterranean; I’ll look at those first:

I am including the month before and after (which lands us nicely at the end date Feb 20, 2017 for the below 3-month graphs. y-axis vary); If you’re some kind of “legitimate scientist”, check with authorities, as this constitutes merely “data art” “for entertainment purposes only” See also my disclaimer)

jelgava_latvia_3mo_feb20_2017riga_street_latvia_3mo_feb20_2017chania_greece_3mo_feb20_2017

That’s an impressive distance apart from the Baltics to the Mediterranean to see the onset of major spiking in a time frame of just a few days at the very end of 2016…  I’ll continue, but first a look at the jetstream and lower wind patterns for Europe…

Jan. 30, 2016, noon, zoomed in, annotations added:   https://earth.nullschool.net/#2016/12/30/1200Z/wind/isobaric/500hPa/orthographic=13.07,49.15,1093

https-earth-nullschool-net201612301200zwindisobaric500hpaorthographic13-0749-151093

Okay, good, the wind pattern explains: both Latvia and Greece are in slower-blowing jet stream areas on the sides of the jet stream blowing in from over the Northern Atlantic.  The monitor in Norway where the first whiff made landfall shows this might indeed be the case, with a significant coastal spike, with a zero-value (likely due to beta radiation effect on gamma monitors, or some kind of bizarre data processing effect – seen this often over the years.  I interpret it as increasing the likelihood of the whiff containing artificial radionuclides).  This timing is right around Christmas as well:

lista_norway_3mo_feb20_2017

The most significant slow zone on the left-side of the jet stream is over the Ukraine, where they don’t even take 24-hour averages, but a quick spot sample a day, from which barely anything can be figured.  Nevertheless, not significant, but still a slight uptick there after New Years:

loshkarivka_ukraine_3mo_feb20_2017

On the right side, it would be the low countries.  Some monitors there indeed picked it up, even before Norway, with a data gap shown @ Ciney, Belgium as early as the 23rd (not far from Tihange NPP):

ciney_belgium_3mo_feb20_2017

Peculiar… Some more…

Beja_Portugal_3mo_Feb20_2017.gif

Lynaes_Sara0212_Denmark_3mo_Feb20_2017.gif

rodos_greece_3mo_feb20_2017

A 6-month record for a bit more context on the December 2016 erratic pattern, followed by a data gap, and then a baseline shift:

tuncelli_3mo_nov20_2016tuncelli_3mo_feb20_2017

All the way in eastern Turkey near Iran, the last 3 months:

vancaldiran_turkey_3mo_feb20_2017

Hm… interesting…  The old conclusion that the monitoring system is rigged to hide the data when it matters the most is, of course, hereby yet again confirmed.  Anyone can see the correlation between the onset of disturbances, spikes and data gaps or monitors just being turned off for long periods.   Lower than normal rather than the expected elevated values remains a clue to fallout patterns as well.  And figuring out an origin to a leak with such a record full of omissions, skipped air sampling, etc… It’s nearly impossible to pinpoint the source.

The start of this burst could have been in the second half of December, with the cloud drifting around the world and affecting monitors in the many weeks after, with even Iodine-131 detections after one or more cycles around the planet.  It’s possible.  Just pointing at “Eastern Europe” because they happen to have a couple samples near there… is too simplistic.

Gotta take a break…  I’ll add more here later on:

Still Feb 20, Feb 21 in Europe already….

CounterPunch wrote this the other day: http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/20/fukushima-a-lurking-global-catastrophe/

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An indication this was HUGE:  uptick on Christmas in French Guyane, North-Eastern SOUTH AMERICA:

Cayenne_FrenchGuyane_SOuthAmerica_3mo_Feb20_2017.gif

The next monitor to the East would be on the Atlantic island of Tenerife, one of those monitors that shows almost nothing, aside from the timing of data gaps:

Tenerife_Spain_3mo_Feb21_2017.gif

kicevo_macedonia_3mo_feb20_2017

Prague’s data stands out a bit as different than in many places:

prahasuro_czechrepublica_3mo_feb21_2017

Southern Greenland’s data gaps:

qaqortoq_greenland_3mo_feb20_2017

And some more…

premantura_croatia_3mo_feb20_2017eerbeek_nederland_3mo_feb19_2017santander_spain_3mo_feb20_2017

Also, when checking some Russian monitors not included in EUrdep, they show just data gaps or zero values between Christmas 2016 and the onset of 2017, with no indication of a nearby culprit:

siberiannpp_centralasiafarnorthwestrussia

I didn’t spot anything revealing on Japanese or independent networks.

I have no conclusion other than the same old one: the people who designed/rigged the monitoring networks did a fine job to make it véry hard for the layman to figure out what might be going on.

 

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6 Responses to Additional Data Northern Hemisphere Radioactive Cloud, Early 2017

  1. Cat Godair says:

    a bright flash of light shines through the windows. It is August 6, 1945 in the city of Hiroshima. I wake myself up, not wanting to see what happens next. It was so

    Oops sorry, I meant to “‘” your own words about “whiff of” linking it to the eneNEWS article about “nuclear sniffer”

    But a’lass, I’m left without you considering searching out these words verbatim

    “God is here in human form on earth…. now what????”

    What one would expect –

  2. Mary o Carroll ireland says:

    Thanks MVB for all your dedicated detective work. This flamanville in north west France had injuries and a fire around the 9th February. The wind kept blowing to the north west to Ireland. The first big uptick was at cork airport in the south of Ireland and then the next big uptick a day or two later at kilmeadan monitor as you showed in your graph. So stuff did come over from flamanville. First they said smoke inhalation and everything would be fixed in a day or two this has been extended to 50 days to fix the problem to end of March. Will we all forget if the problem is not fixed for 6 months. It was far worse than a puff of smoke!

  3. Danny says:

    Thank you for your work, It’s still interesting to keep eye on someone doing detective job and showing interesting details about the radioactive situation.

    From time to time when I look here to get more complete picture of what is happening when it happen on the media.
    Thanks

  4. Con says:

    Is this dose of radiation dangerous for people in Poland??

    • MVB says:

      The dose, no. The inhalation of radioactive particles, maybe for some. Depends on too many factors to say. Which particles got inhaled/ingested, how much got lodges in tisse. 9For instance if you have a healthy thyroid, not deficient in normal iodine, then the body won’t be starved for it and absorb so much radioactive iodien); also varies widely on how resilient (capable of damage repair) is your body, over what time frame are we talking,… Etc.

      A brief whiff won’t show up in health statistics, aside from perhaps the effects of slightly reduced immune systems (worse flue symptoms, etc, is possible if the cloud was dense enough, I think); The problem is we’re getting more and more of these “little whiffs” and the health effects are bound to show up so many years later that it will not be possible to determine which accident caused which health effects. It’s part of the pollution mix, which is making people sick the more we’re exposed.

      Best thing is to just keep enjoying life, eat healthy, increase intake of antioxidants (Vit C, etc.), and if you happen to be in a rain-out, just shower and change clothes. Nothing worth freaking out over. My concerns are mostly for the long-range effects, including for other species.

      Listen to your body. Wishing you and all good health and good times, regardless of circumstances,

      mvb

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