December 3, 2020

Radiation Map of Geiger Counter Readings from Japan

“There has been a worldwide concern that the Japanese government is not revealing the complete facts regarding the nuclear catastrophe the country is facing because of the Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown.

Radiation Map

But the technology being easily accessible nowadays, some groups in Japan have started taking matters into their own hands and tracking the radiation in real time by making their own 3D radiation maps using the online app Google Earth.

These radiation maps display the levels of Geiger counter readings, a measure of the radioactivity present in the atmosphere, or in certain objects like water, dirt, or air particles.

There is a community called Pachube which has set up real time monitoring tools and software applications (at ) to track the radioactivity across Japan using crowdsourced data from individuals collecting their own geiger counter readings.”

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