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March 2014 Southern Hemisphere Background Radiation Report
The extensive local recorded data shows that the background radiation level increases have stabilized. March had a 1% decrease in average background compared to 2013. This was still 7% above the March 2012 average, and 31% above pre-Fukushima levels.
An unusual rain event around the 26th of March caused a drop in radiation for a couple of days. This was surprising. After investigation, I found the event was caused by a Southern low pressure system. You can see this Southern low around 1.40 seconds into this “Three Minute News” Youtube video. We had a significant spike in background on a dry 29th and 30th of March, when the air flow started to come from the tropics again.
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This short animation of Northern, and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south.
March 2014 was 31% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima March average.
March 2013 was 32% above the pre-Fukushima average.
March 2012 was 24% above the pre-Fukushima average.
It was a fairly wet month with 204mm of rain, so a fair bit of rain water flowed through the filter. The main isotopes detected were Iodine I-129, Lead Pb-210, and Beryllium Be-7, with possible traces of Uranium U-235?. There was more rain in March, 204mm, but less detectable traces of isotopes than February. In February we had 37mm rain. This chart is using a new background, recorded on the 21st March 2014.
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2014/04/06 at 8:40 pm
March 2014 rain water test report,
It was a fairly wet month with 204mm of rain, so a fair bit of rain water flowed through the filter. The main isotopes detected were Iodine I-129, Lead Pb-210, and Beryllium Be-7, with possible traces of Uranium U-235?. There was more rain in March 204mm, but less detectable traces of isotopes than February. In February we had 37mm rain. This chart is using a new background, recorded on the 21st March 2014.