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Monitoring Station:
http://sccc.org.au/archives/2630“>http://sccc.org.au/archives/2630

Food Lab
http://sccc.org.au/archives/2861

DATA

2014/09/05 at 12:21 am
Southern Hemisphere August 2014 rain water 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

Rain Water Test Report

Summary:

Significant traces of Lead Pb-210 and Beryllium Be-7 were detected in the rain water. This is surprising considering the local background levels were so low for August. August 2014 had 209.6 mm of rain compared to July’s rain fall of 14.5 mm, so a lot more rain flowed through the filter this month.

Beryllium Be-7 can be made by spallation in the upper atmosphere during solar evens, and takes around two weeks to reach the surface. Lead Pb-210 is a decay daughter of Radon Rn-222.

Roof down pipe filter design for rainwater testing, http://sccc.org.au/down-pipe-filter-design

Test Chart

In this chart I have CPS on the Y axis to show activity, and have turned off Y log to show linear scaling.

http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Down-pipe-Caloundra-August-filter-test-030914-TV63-20c-97699-B-+-text.jpg

Previous Rain water and soil tests can be found here.
http://sccc.org.au/pages/The-Food-Lab.html#Soil%20Testing%20Results

2014/10/09 at 11:00 pm
Southern Hemisphere September 2014 UV and Background Radiation 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

Summary

September’s 2014 monthly average background radiation level was the lowest September monthly average since pre-Fukushima, at 6% above the pre-Fukushima September average. It was 7% below 2012 and 9% below 2013 monthly averages. This September saw a longer period of Southern Ocean air flows than previous years. Over the last few months, a number of low pressure systems have been siting between Australia and new Zealand, pumping cleaner Southern Ocean air up along our east coast.

Besides background levels of Ionizing radiation, it is now also important to closely watch UV levels, in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere in spring and summer. Here, this week in early spring, we are already into extreme UV levels. During these events it is important to put in place protective UV Radiation measures.

http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Extreme-UV-October-2014.jpg

Technical details:

(Note: The 4yr average referred to in the charts, is the 4yr pre-Fukushima average.)

September 2014 was 6% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima average.

24 hour day average chart for September 2014

http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Caloundra-local-average-background-radiation-levels-September-2014.jpg

2014 Month Average chart
http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2014.jpg

2013 Month Average chart
http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2013.jpg

2012 Month Average chart
http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Caloundra-monthly-average-background-radiation-levels-for-2012.jpg

September 2014 Rain Water Test Report

Summary:

Significant traces of Lead Pb-210 and Beryllium Be-7 were detected in the rain water. Again this is surprising, considering the local background levels and rain fall were low for September. September 2014 had 63.2 mm of rain. There were a number of significant solar storms and CMEs which hit the Earth’s upper atmosphere in September.

Beryllium Be-7 can be made by spallation in the upper atmosphere, during solar events, and takes around two weeks to reach the surface. Lead Pb-210 is a decay daughter of Radon Rn-222. My view is that because of the upper atmosphere damage, and a weaker magnetosphere, smaller solar events are now having a greater impact on the Earth’s upper atmosphere. This is a possible explanation for the increased Beryllium-7 detections in rain water washouts here.

Roof down pipe filter design for rainwater testing, http://sccc.org.au/down-pipe-filter-design

Test Chart

In this chart I have CPS on the Y axis to show activity, and have turned off Y log to show linear scaling.
http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Down-pipe-Caloundra-September-filter-test-021014-TV63-21c-85318-B-text.jpg

Previous Rain water and soil tests can be found here.
http://www.enviroreporter.com/investigations/fukushima/radiation-station-sunshine-coast-australia/

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.

2014/09/07 at 9:35 pm

Extreme UV Levels in Summer

It is early spring here, and UV levels are already predicted to be at very high levels by mid week.

http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/weeks-uv-levels.jpg

Summary:

Extreme UV levels are now being detected in both Northern and Southern Hemisphere, spring and summer. I am suggesting that the increase in Northern hemisphere UV has been caused by atmosphere damage from the large amount of ionizing radiation released into the Northern Hemisphere upper atmosphere, by the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.

This will potentially lead to significant increases in skin cancer rates and eye cataracts, in the both the human and animal populations. In my opinion, it is important to now monitor both local ionizing and daily UV radiation levels. During UV events, if possible, stay out of the Sun, or wear good UV rated wrap around sunglasses and protective clothing, plus research UV protection methods.

If you run a public available live radiation monitoring station, also consider providing links to local UV monitoring on your page. Do a search, and you will find sites that provide local, or regional daily UV level forecasts.

Technical details:

This article appeared in October 2011.

NASA Pinpoints Causes of 2011 Arctic Ozone Hole
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2011-ozone-hole.html

Extract:

“You can safely say that 2011 was very atypical: In over 30 years of satellite records, we hadn’t seen any time where it was this cold for this long,” said Susan E. Strahan, an atmospheric scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and main author of the new paper, which was recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres.”

Comment: (My opinion)

“You can safely say that 2011 was very atypical”

I observed in 2011, that small solar storm events where producing Northern Light displays, way down into Southern states in the USA. I have been a sun watcher for many years, and know it was very unusual for such small solar events, to produce such Northern Light displays, so far south. Our atmosphere is an electrical system, and these unusual Northern lights displays indicated that the electrical dynamics of the upper atmosphere had been changed by the large radioactive releases from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC), the main cause of atmospheric Ozone destruction had been reduced significantly. Because of a worldwide ban on CFC’s, by 2010 the Southern Ozone hole was showing signs of repair. This 1994 research paper indicates a cause, upper atmosphere damage from the large Fukushima krypton-85 releases.

Article:

Climate risks by radioactive krypton-85 from nuclear fission Atmospheric-electrical and air-chemical effects of ionizing radiation in the atmosphere.

Extract:

“The study shows that krypton-85 from nuclear fission enhances air ionization and, thus, interferes with the atmospheric-electrical system and the water balance of the earth atmosphere.”

http://www.opengrey.eu/item/display/10068/255704

Krypton-85 and other ionizing isotope contamination in the upper atmosphere has changed the upper atmosphere dynamics, and is creating extreme seasonal Northern Hemisphere UV and weather events.

UV levels here can now frequently reach high to extreme levels in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, during spring and summer. During these events it is suggested, if possible, to stay out of the sun, or wear good UV rated sunglasses and protective clothing.

These extreme UV levels would also be damaging plants and animals, plus it also can potentially create virus and plant mutations. There is independent testing now, indicating that more damaging UVC is also now reaching the Earth’s surface. (The studies linked below don’t take into account UVC atmospheric penetration.)

The large number of Northern hemisphere multiple species die offs that are being reported, are possibly occurring because of a combination of ecosystem bio-accumulation of radioactive isotope contamination, chemical toxins, and from increase UV levels.

Out side of the radioactive contamination hot spots in Japan, increased oceanic and terrestrial UV radiation levels proportionally, may be causing more ecosystem damage than radioactive isotopes surface fallout. The resultant increased levels of UVB and UVC that are now reaching the Earth’s surface are directly damaging individual organisms, and significantly impacting the oceanic and terrestrial food supply.

Excessive UV effects on ecosystems
http://www.grida.no/publications/vg/ozone/page/1389.aspx

Extract:
“Aquatic wildlife is particularly vulnerable Phytoplankton are at the start of the aquatic food chain, which account for 30 per cent of the world’s intake of animal protein. Phytoplankton productivity is restricted to the upper layer of the water where sufficient light is available. However, even at current levels, solar UV-B radiation limits reproduction and growth. A small increase in UV-B exposure could significantly reduce the size of plankton populations, which affects the environment in two ways. With less organic matter in the upper layers of the water, UV radiation can penetrate deeper into the water and affect more complex plants and animals living there. Solar UV radiation directly damages fish, shrimp, crab, amphibians and other animals during their early development. Pollution of the water by toxic substances may heighten the adverse effects of UV radiation, working its way up the food chain. Furthermore less plankton means less food for the animals that prey on them and a reduction in fish stocks, already depleted by overfishing.”

Excessive UV effects plant growth
http://www.ehow.com/how-does_5525557_effects-radiation-plant-growth-development.html

Human health and ecological consequences of ozone depletion.
http://eesc.columbia.edu/courses/v1003/lectures/ozone_health/

Sites that provide daily UV level forecasts. (Lots more out there if you do a search.)

Canada

http://weather.gc.ca/forecast/public_bulletins_e.html?Bulletin=fpcn49.cwao

USA EPA Sun Wise UV Index

http://www2.epa.gov/sunwise/uv-index

UK and Ireland

http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/weather/maps/forecastmaps?CONT=ukuk&R=300

Europe

http://www.temis.nl/uvradiation/UVindex.html

Hong Kong

http://www.hko.gov.hk/wxinfo/uvindex/english/euvindex.htm

Australia, scroll down the page for an interactive map to search by state and location.

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/uv/

Local UV level links for each Australian monitoring station are now provided.

http://sccc.org.au/monitoring/sunshinecoast-monitoring-station.html

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