Originally posted by KnowledgeIsPowre
I'm not sure why it cut off the last two columns but doesnt provide a scroll bar. Both images look fine in my photo album.
Originally posted by bookmandh2
Could this be HARRP related?
Originally posted by Long Lance
Originally posted by chr0naut
I suspect what USGS are measuring Beta for is for an almost instantaneous estimation of the amount of out-gassing of Radon from the ground.
Rn222 is an Alpha emitter, lower mass isotopes or Radon decay by electron capture.
find another volatile radioactive isotope - like Xe 133 or 135. any such suspicion should of course be corroborated either by radioactive signature (energy level of gamma and beta), chemical or other means.
Originally posted by Justoneman
... the black line means nothing it goes from the bottom to the top and should be an artifact of the machination.
Originally posted by chr0naut
You are absolutely right.
Radon is also part of a chain of radionucleotides and some of its precursors are beta emitters, as are some of its breakdown products.
Large populations of energetic electrons (beta particles) can form by avalanche growth driven by electric fields, a phenomenon called relativistic runaway electron avalanche (RREA) (Gurevich et al. 1992, Dwyer 2003).
It has been suggested that TGFs must also launch beams of highly relativistic electrons and positrons which escape the atmosphere, propagate along Earth's magnetic field and precipitate on the opposite hemisphere (Dwyer et al. 2008, Briggs et al. 2011).
The Earth, and all living things on it, are constantly bombarded by radiation from outside our solar system. This cosmic radiation consists of positively-charged ions from protons to iron nuclei. The energy of this radiation can far exceed that which humans can create even in the largest particle accelerators (see ultra-high-energy cosmic ray). This radiation interacts in the atmosphere to create secondary radiation that rains down, including x-rays, muons, protons, alpha particles, pions, electrons, and neutrons.
Most materials on Earth contain some radioactive atoms, even if in small quantities. Most of the dose received from these sources is from gamma-ray emitters in building materials, or rocks and soil when outside. The major radionuclides of concern for terrestrial radiation are isotopes of potassium, uranium, and thorium. Each of these sources has been decreasing in activity since the birth of the Earth so that our present dose from potassium-40 is about ½ what it would have been at the dawn of life on Earth.
It's a mystery that presented itself unexpectedly: The radioactive decay of some elements sitting quietly in laboratories on Earth seemed to be influenced by activities inside the sun, 93 million miles away.
Originally posted by backinblack
reply to post by Justoneman
I look at data like this for another parameter and the black line means nothing it goes from the bottom to the top and should be an artifact of the machination.
The black line is the Japan earthquake..
I have a question regarding the Beta spikes in your thread..this is I am sure not the culprit but thought I would toss it out.... Several years ago there was a spike in radiation levels in utah...turns out it was from a wild fire that was bringing radiactive nuke testing fallout back into the air... toward the end of feb...(i know it was burning around the 27th on) several MAJOR wild fires were burning in texas and new mexico...major smoke plumes....I know nuke testing has been done in new mexico....could it be possible that the spikes are from particles being re released into the jet stream from the wild fires like back in utah ?
Electrical interference can cause spikes, shown on graphs as one point significantly higher than the rest of the data.