Sunday, March 2, 2014

More Strange Webcam Phenomena


TBS cam is down. TEPCO cam is showing spiderwebs:


Futaba cam, which looks out at the daiichi site, shows sky glowing:

I don't know what the spidercam phenomenon represents. It is possible that 'radioactive' water on the lens is producing the effect, but its also possible that the spiderwebs and orbs are some sort of energy produced by the interaction of very radioactive metal and precipitation. Remember the 25 sievert an hour vent tower (here).

I don't know the cause, but there is a reason the TBS cam is off and the spiderwebs could possibly be it.

More screen shots
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gv5gvid660f7utz/March%203%202014.pdf


6 comments:

  1. When someone made a scoffing remark about the spiderwebs on the ENE webcam discussion - that they just happened to be only visible when it was rainy and humid. This reminded me of a phrase from highschool physics: cloud chamber. According to Wikipedia a high-humidity environment is about the only way to be able to visualize ionizing radiation – so, yes! Fuku is one great big cloud chamber when it rains or snows.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Fukushima = Cloud Chamber
      - check.
      Mass Media = Vacuum Chamber
      - check.
      Govt. "Science" = Chamber of Silence
      - check.

      Delete
  2. Majia,
    One interesting thing I’ve noticed after studying the spiderweb effect for awhile is that the evidence for light refracted in raindrops is lacking. The theory is strong because everyone knows light is refracted in water. I thought by this time several good examples would have been posted to finish the debate. The only thing that comes close is from the CNN report on the Florida security cam capture that doesn’t really explain it as a camera lens effect. Notably the report treats it as an oddity on a par with UFO lights or swamp gas. Someone commented we can’t take the CNN report seriously then went on to use it as proof of the light refracted in raindrop theory. Perhaps the CNN story was just a plant for debunking the effect. http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/08/09/dnt-ufo-in-florida-pool.wbbh.html
    I’ve been watching the traffic and news cams on TV looking for the effect, yet I haven’t seen the Fuku webs. I’ve seen small reflections on the lens from bright lights shining directly onto a wet lens, but nothing like the spiderwebs dancing on the tepcam. I still think the spiderwebs have something to tell us, just not sure of what it is.
    Horse

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes I agree that the spiderweb phenomenon is more than simple light refraction but the effect is very mysterious. I showed live images of it to my friend who is an atmospheric chemist and he couldn't imagine what it could be and agreed that it is unlikely to be ordinary light refraction.

      Delete