Very interesting findings on my last airplane flight. It was during the day, so good lighting, and no adjacent passengers, so I could do plenty of Geiger testing without getting anyone upset.
I have video and pictures are will place these into a post at Nukepro when I can
There was considerable radiation differences in different areas on the flight path, and at the same cruising altitude. Basically 11 CPS to 15 CPS. CLICKS PER SECOND! not per minute, per second!
The upper atmosphere is FULL of radiation. Much more so than 20 years ago. Cosmic radiation is various stuff, and what you will pick up on an Inspector Geiger will be gamma. There is no beta radiation in Cosmic.
A few centimeters of flesh will stop all Beta radiation
By putting the Pancake Style Geiger on my leg, I can effectively block all beta coming from the "downside". Beta from the "upside" will still hit the Geiger tube, so I can block half the Beta
In multiple repeated tests the readings quickly ramped down from 15 CPS to 11 CPS doing the Leg Beta Blocker test routine <LBB>(TM stock 2014). This is a delta of 4 CPS due to Beta being blocked on one side of the pancake geiger.
Since I was blocking 50% of the Beta with the flesh of my leg (or stomach as shown in the video), this means there is 2 times 4 CPS beta in the aircraft. 8 CPS Beta, of 480 CPM Beta inside the air of the airplane. I see.
This Beta, to repeat, is not Cosmic. Fukushima is here.
Review the Nukepro Geiger interpretation chart here to see what 240CPM means.
Here are 2 videos shot back to back that shows the massive Beta reduction using "body shielding".
This is 13 CPS, Clicks per second. A normal background radiation level in modern days is 25 CPM Clicks per minute. Do you see an issue here?
Craig-123 from ENENEWS contributed the following information
This other site did more like a "data logging" using altitude, but claimed it all to be cosmic, which is gamma and Xrays
And here is some stuff from Anti-Proton
* For more: view Anti-Proton's You-Tubed high altitude experiences at:
Here is a view of the "Alpha window" on the backside of the inspector, the door actually makes a nice standoff so you can put the inspector over a radiation test plate and yet not touch the sample.
United Airlines cabin, complete with high beta emitting air.