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Sept 2015
#41
(09-26-2015, 07:38 AM)Horse Wrote: P, hi, hadn't thought of that, I've a few odd bits I'll toss in there, thx.  I just know that Chas and others have captures and stories to tell.  The insert an image link button is my new favorite button.  Nuck can post a video link to his collection.  I could only get one video link insert per post so we might get several posts out of him.    Barticle can show me the pink dawn sky again so I know someone's watching and tell me what that funky yellow/brown color was in majia's pic.  I miss Teri, she knows those different shades of color.  Someone might know what that splotch was I saw.  Give 'em time, they might be shy, not much going on at the plant, the same old emissions, the occasional spark, a crane wiggled.  You've helped put together a webcam forum that can showcase the observations we've made over the years, thanks for all you've done Admin.

We are excited to track the observations right along with you, thanks for all the work you do.
"All models are flawed, some are useful."
George E. P. Box
 
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#42
(09-26-2015, 08:49 AM)LWH Wrote: We are excited to track the observations right along with you, thanks for all the work you do.
LWH, thx.  Following your rad detect seminar.  Much useful info, some already shared. Can't wait to learn more.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#43
(09-26-2015, 08:54 AM)Horse Wrote:
(09-26-2015, 08:49 AM)LWH Wrote: We are excited to track the observations right along with you, thanks for all the work you do.
LWH, thx.  Following your rad detect seminar.  Much useful info, some already shared. Can't wait to learn more.

The actual seminar will be taking place in Chicago at the end of October.  I heard rumor they may try to record the event and put the video up.  I'm using this as an opportunity to gauge what people are interested in.  I have much to share, how much people are willing to hear -- that's what I don't know.  Keep feeding me ideas on what to add to the rad detection forum and I'll be sure to keep adding more and more to it.
"All models are flawed, some are useful."
George E. P. Box
 
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#44
LWH - keep sharing, your notes are useful information helping me understand what radiation readings can tell us.  I think many people would like a better understanding of the tools, measurements, best practices, and what to look for.  I would like to compare radiation readings in Japan to some of the events we see, especially the steamy Fuku fog/smoke events and the spark count averages.  Ionizing radiation sources are no longer confined in thick containment vessels, neutron bombardment has made other material radioactive, x-rays emanate from contaminated water storage tanks at Daiichi.  The danger at the nuclear level goes unseen, not directly sensed.  The amount of radiation emanating from the meltdowns is producing effects we can see on the cams.  Documenting observations will show others what we've seen.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#45
@Wotcha, glad to see you got in.  The board is probably still set to manual activation.  Pia checks throughout the day, overnight/weekend might be slower.  Admin sent me an email to make sure you got the word.   We could use your critical eye, get your observations posted in here.  Will be getting a month of October Obs. post started, we can make it a 'week of' as the comments increase.  I'm usually here on afternoon and evenings jst.  I set my profile time to jst so all the postings match up with observation times.  

@Jec, I  won't be abandoning enenews, there's a large audience following events we report there.  The shape its in, its still useful for a headline and link but not great for organized research of the whole story; pics, vids, and commentary.  I've been copying posts in other networks to get the word out to a wider audience, copy your enenews posts in here too.  Some of your favs are here looking around.

9-28 10:00 watching the cranes moving as the work week gets started. Last night I saw lots of bright sparks in the clear, dark sky. The sky is blue today, all the pink washed out for awhile. Won't last long, the emissions build up fast, the pink tinge will be back in days. Crane work over r3 and r1 continues.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#46
12:15 Watched the lunar eclipse, good show.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#47
(09-27-2015, 11:25 PM)Horse Wrote: 12:15 Watched the lunar eclipse, good show.

Aye, that it was
"All models are flawed, some are useful."
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#48
9-29-2015 am

[Image: 09-29%20035959%20spark%20double%20green_zpszjchrco1.png]

9-29-2015 03:59:59 A double green spark.  Hat tip to Jec and Califnative.  Did an hour long spark count while watching the lights blinking near r3.  


[Image: 9-29-2015%20spark%20graph_zpsbwbmkaoj.png]

The average would have been lower but for the increased activity at dawn.  32 sparks in 1.08 hours, average 29.63 per hour.  


[Image: 09-29%20041058%20light_zpsdskblwfx.png]

The light brightened a few times like it was pointed at the cam.  Another light joined near the first and both blinked off and on in randomly.


[Image: 09-29%20052621%20spark%20in%20r3%20pit_zpsewu1acnn.png]

A daytime spark in the r3 pit.


[Image: 09-29%20070938%20r1%20roof%20panel%20rem...wgdsbr.png]

Another roof panel removed from the r1 tent.  Notice something white hanging (dripping) of the roof section.  

See more at http://s87.photobucket.com/user/HorseCam...09-29-2015
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#49
Horse: I really like the slideshows you've got going on at photobucket... breaking down the activity one shot at a time makes it very easy to "catch" those sparks (as opposed to watching the videos). Thank you for doing that work.

The graphing of the sparks is interesting and can be used to track or identify "events", yes?

I just listened to Jerry Petermann on the Power Hour show hosted by Joyce Riley. Jerry said that the production of neutron radiation is 13 billion times more than was thought previously. Trying to wrap my head around that. It sounds horrifically lethal and long lasting. This is the clip from that episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q7IkZdWzt4
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#50
(09-27-2015, 11:29 PM)LWH Wrote:
(09-27-2015, 11:25 PM)Horse Wrote: 12:15 Watched the lunar eclipse, good show.

Aye, that it was

Did you see that Stock took photos with his telescope? http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com.uy/...tures.html
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#51
(09-29-2015, 06:38 AM)Horse Wrote: The light brightened a few times like it was pointed at the cam.  Another light joined near the first and both blinked off and on in randomly.

I would think about tracking the lights that come on during the night on-site as they will likely be related to night-time worker activities.
"All models are flawed, some are useful."
George E. P. Box
 
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#52
(09-29-2015, 07:22 AM)piajensen Wrote: Horse: I really like the slideshows you've got going on at photobucket... breaking down the activity one shot at a time makes it very easy to "catch" those sparks (as opposed to watching the videos). Thank you for doing that work.

The graphing of the sparks is interesting and can be used to track or identify "events", yes?

Pia, thanks.  Yes, last year before I started recording I noticed when I saw more ‘light flickers’ or ‘dropouts’ in the evening ,  the forum would be discussing more smoke, steam, fog, emissions or other big events.  The recordings let me analyze these small bursts of light that only lasted one frame or 1/10 of a second.  Easy to find and count, but time consuming.  Collect data and try to quantify, to see what the sparks could tell us.  They reminded me of a Geiger count.  ISS ‘gamma storms’ looked the same as Fuku sparks.  Wasn’t sure how to go about quantifying them or proving what they were.  Café Rad Lab comes to the rescue with a webcam forum to track events and to share the observations, and an expert in radiation detection to learn what to look for and develop more meaningful results.    I’m impressed with the way Lucas clears the confusion about radiation measurements with sound scientific practices and knowledge, I might learn enough to prove sparks are visible signs of ionizing radiation.  

LWH - I think they were work lights too.  Notice though, they didn't light up the night sky as some events in that area  have done in the prior 3 months.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#53
(09-27-2015, 09:28 AM)Horse Wrote: The danger at the nuclear level goes unseen, not directly sensed.  The amount of radiation emanating from the meltdowns is producing effects we can see on the cams.  Documenting observations will show others what we've seen.

Hi Horse - I think this video is a good example of that. Here is a repost from enenews today. This is my first post so I hope the pictures and links work in the text box instead of adding attachments.

I was looking through Fukushima Daiichi 3 minute videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34BJEX...6YBksIYY6Q
and saw this one with 329 views so I watched it. At a slower speed of 0.25 around 1:30 mark (after screen blip) the clouds and shadows mix with the heavy rad saturated atmosphere and the whole area shakes and changes colors distorting the cranes. It is quite a show around 2:00 minute mark, brownish haze moves through but also looks like emissions coming from R4 and R3. It's hard to say but I've never seen so much visual distortion over R3 area before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T52s53TALaU
2015.09.29_13.00-16.01.Unit4side

http://postimg.org/image/fwkby7u6l/ 15:05
http://postimg.org/image/lvvcy7ctt/ 15:06
http://postimg.org/image/nzy6k04yf/ 15:04
http://postimg.org/image/qkys9czar/ 14:59 (see the multi-colors coming from the top right corner of R4)
(I attached a picture here but half of it got cut off so I deleted it)

They also removed another R1 roof top panel on the 29th.
 
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#54
Hi Califnative, Glad to see you posting. Emissions are the hardest for me to try to describe. At about 1:29 in the time lapse, a color block distortion. I call it a color bar, to save typing, but I see those when other 'rad' events are happening. Sure, its the lousy camera screwing up, but what causes it? I don't dismiss them because the cameras don't screw up that way very often. I take note of them because I only see them when some emissions event looks to be occurring. The spark count yesterday surprised me that it was going back up to the 30's and a day time spark too. Wonder if the rains might be diluting their boron coolant mixture some, causing more radiologic activity?

The image insert works best with direct links. Get those at your photo site from a 'share this'.

For attached images file size must be under 500k. Got best results taking screen grabs into paint, resize to 90, save as png.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#55
(10-01-2015, 05:34 AM)Horse Wrote: Hi Califnative, Glad to see you posting.  Emissions are the hardest for me to try to describe.  At about 1:29 in the time lapse, a color block distortion.  I call it a color bar, to save typing, but I see those when other 'rad' events are happening.  Sure, its the lousy camera screwing up, but what causes it?  I don't dismiss them because the cameras don't screw up that way very often.  I take note of them because I only see them when some emissions event looks to be occurring. The spark count yesterday surprised me that it was going back up to the 30's and a day time spark too.  Wonder if the rains might be diluting their boron coolant mixture some, causing more radiologic activity?  

The image insert works best with direct links. Get those at your photo site from a 'share this'.  

For attached images file size must be under 500k.  Got best results taking screen grabs into paint, resize to 90, save as png.

There is a free tool out there called Fotosizer it will allow you to batch resize photos very easily.
"All models are flawed, some are useful."
George E. P. Box
 
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