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:
–> 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):
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:
By Jan 2, 2017, the high pressure system in drawing air in from the south and bring it down (hence the higher pressure)
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:
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:
–> 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:
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:
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)
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
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:
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:
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):
Peculiar… Some more…
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:
All the way in eastern Turkey near Iran, the last 3 months:
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/
An indication this was HUGE: uptick on Christmas in French Guyane, North-Eastern SOUTH AMERICA:
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:
Prague’s data stands out a bit as different than in many places:
Southern Greenland’s data gaps:
And some more…
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:
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.