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Peter Daley

Handle: vital1

Gammascout Alert detecting in microsieverts per hour (uSv/hr)

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DATA

2017/05/20 at 5:00 pm

Southern Hemisphere April 2017 Background Report. (10% above Average)

Station location

http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

This short animation of Northern and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south.

Reports

Cairns April 2017 Report – “Fairly flat, no major events.”

http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Cairns-Caloundra-comparison-for-April-2017.jpg

Caloundra April 2017 – This April saw a lot more Southern Ocean air flows reach this location. As we have seen numerous times, Southern Ocean air flows cause a drop in local temperature, and radiation levels.

Month day average,

http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-April-2017.jpg

Caloundra April month average year comparisons.

2017 10% above pre-Fukushima average
2016 33% above pre-Fukushima average
2015 8% above pre-Fukushima average
2014 22% above pre-Fukushima average
2013 9% above pre-Fukushima average
2012 12% above pre-Fukushima average

Year and month average local background radiation levels

http://sccc.org.au/yearly-average-background-radiation-levels

Disclaimer: This is an amateur volunteer run service. Human error can provide incorrect information, and equipment malfunction can produce false readings. Do not rely on, or take action upon information presented here, without further research.


2017/04/01 at 6:28 pm PDST

Southern Hemisphere March 2017 Background Report.

Station location

http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/Australian-Map.jpg

This short animation of Northern and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh011eAYjAA

Report

On Thursday the 30th March 2017, the Sunshine Coast Australia was bracing for a torrential downpour from remnants of ex-Cyclone Debbie. The South East was going into shut down, schools and businesses closed. As the rain fronts came down the east coast of Australia, we saw spikes in local background levels.

On the 29th, the day average was 51% above average. On the 30th when the main weather system, left over from Debbie, came through, the local background 24 hour day average spiked even more. The day average was 0.215 uSv/hr which is ~115% above average for this location!

Day average chart

http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-March-2017.jpg

What do the chart colour Alert codes mean?

http://sccc.org.au/what-does-each-step-in-the-alert-level-colour-code-mean

24 hour 60 second logging chart

http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Caloundra-24-hour-chart-300317.jpg

A part of this increase in background radiation level was probably caused by an increased amount of atmospheric Radon gas. More Radon gas is forced out of the ground during heavy rain events. The increase in Radon levels is seen in the live Radon monitoring chart, screen shot below. In my opinion not all this significant increase in background levels on the 30th, can be attributed to an increase in Radon levels.

http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ThereminoGeiger_2017_03_30_21_51_41.jpg

We had a similar rain event occur here in March 2012. These lows suck moisture in from the tropics and then bring it down the east coast of Australia.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-29/cyclone-debbie-big-picture-view-from-space/8396684

The same advisory suggestions for March 2012 apply whenever one of these tropical rain events occur, as they did in 2012.

Report from March 5th 2012

Average background up to 8.30am 0.145uSv/Hr, 24 hr average 0.185 uS/Hr elevated – Advisory Issued
It may be wise to stay out of the rain. I am getting indoor peaks up to 0.63 uS/hr on the Geiger Counter, as this rain event moves through. It suggests it may be radioactively hotter outside. Maybe worth letting your local friends know. If you or a child gets wet in it, have a good shower when you can. I have no idea what isotopes are in the rain, only that my Geiger counter is registering 6x higher than our normal background radiation, in peaks. These peaks are only lasting for a very short period of time.

Month day average,

http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-March-2012.jpg

24 hour 60 second logging chart

http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/24-hour-background-radiation-chart-05032012.jpg
Caloundra March month average year comparisons.

The March month average data indicates a steady in crease in Southern Hemisphere local background levels has occurred over the years, since Fukushima. If we are getting background increases here in the Southern Hemisphere, it suggests that areas in the Northern Hemisphere would be greater.

2017 38% above pre-Fukushima average
2016 39% above pre-Fukushima average
2015 33% above pre-Fukushima average
2014 31% above pre-Fukushima average
2013 32% above pre-Fukushima average
2012 24% above pre-Fukushima average

Year and month average local background radiation levels

http://sccc.org.au/yearly-average-background-radiation-levels

Disclaimer: This is an amateur volunteer run service. Human error can provide incorrect information, and equipment malfunction can produce false readings. Do not rely on, or take action upon information presented here, without further research.

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