April 22, 2017 at 9:08 am #4293
21 April’s graph for my Model A in Salto Uruguay evidenced a big spike and today I downloaded the data for 04/21/2017. Beginning at @ 7:55am (UTC) the CPMs soared.
Was this a precursor to the solar wind rise that hit earth later? Or, did something happen in Argentina with one of their nuclear facilities? Two more screenshots of the CPM data follow in ‘reply.’ The K Index chart is from http://www.spaceweathernews.com and the aurora shot (in reply) is from twitter.
Attachments:April 22, 2017 at 9:10 am #4297
More of my CPMs in Salto. Did anyone else record a big spike?
Attachments:April 22, 2017 at 1:31 pm #4301
Wind direction on 21 April 2017 was from Argentina at 12:00 UTC (seeking time specific marker)
Attachments:April 23, 2017 at 11:15 pm #4321
Today, I was cooking outside (because I don’t have a kitchen) and I used some questionable wood on the fire during the time this spike occurred. The wood had been treated with a varnish. I know, I should never burn that wood, especially for cooking. It was all I had. The point is – I (the treated wood) may very well have caused this 1.76 spike.
Attachments:April 24, 2017 at 4:34 am #4323
Here’s another relatively significant spike (no fire this time, been sleeping). 24 April about 01:10 am local time.The CPM in the downloaded data shows a jump to 80 at 4:12am UTC (1:12amocal).20 cpm before and 17 cpm after with no other spikes recorded. The GOES xray flux does show increased solar activity at what appears to be at about that time. http://spaceweathernews.com/
Attachments:April 24, 2017 at 2:01 pm #4329
Adding to the conversation on solar radiation and how it impacts radiation detection technology and data:
Strong Solar Storms Possible, Cool Space News | S0 News Apr.24.2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVS1-xhpPgQ
Another rise in solar winds expected today. Two spikes already on my system today (early).
13:47 update: local time new spike evidenced – pretty sure it’s a solar storm artifact.
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/ace-real-time-solar-wind select drop down “last two hours” (or more if you check this much later).
Attachments:May 7, 2017 at 2:39 pm #4384
My Model A data has attracted the attention of meteorologists in Uruguay at facebook in Informe Climatico https://www.facebook.com/groups/995917510506913/permalink/1338103819621612/ – they requested a “primer” on what your detectors do, so there’s a thread and a file for educational purposes. I requested to add you, Radu, to the group. I also explained the different air quality tech you produce. Maybe you’ll be receiving product requests from Uruguayos in the future.
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