Araba Bioscan

Araba Bioscan 29 January to 5 February 2021

Data for the period 29 January to 5 February 2021

See the Araba Bioscan Project page for background information on the project and methods.


This week, the sample was collected using 95% denatured ethanol. This is a test of the effect of the denaturing compound used in Australian ethanol (Denatoium Bensonate 5ppm MIBK) on samples for barcoding.

Sample images

Sample for 29 January to 5 February 2021

Environmental measurements

Sunrise and sunset sourced from Sunrise-Sunset and relate to the listed date. All other measurements are calculated for the 24-hour period to 09:00.

Date30 Jan31 Jan1 Feb2 Feb3 Feb4 Feb5 Feb
Mean temperature (°C)16.522.420.419.618.619.222.2
Max temperature (°C)17.433.030.631.
Min temperature (°C)13.717.316.213.411.213.416.6
Mean humidity (%)98.774.773.881.061.262.670.4
Max humidity (%)
Min humidity (%)
Mean soil moisture (%)55.144.833.845.843.234.941.4
Max soil moisture (%)
Min soil moisture (%)
Mean relative pressure (hPa)1015.71014.51018.71012.91014.61013.51012.7
Max relative pressure (hPa)1020.31018.61020.81018.61016.61016.61014.9
Min relative pressure (hPa)1012.31011.91017.31009.01012.21011.51010.0
Mean absolute pressure (hPa)938.3937.1941.3935.5937.2936.1935.3
Max absolute pressure (hPa)942.9941.2943.4941.2939.2939.2937.5
Min absolute pressure (hPa)934.9934.5939.9931.6934.8934.1932.6
Daily rainfall (mm)
Sunshine hours0.
Max solar radiation (W/m2)146.81055.71125.5935.8957.91031.3953.0
Max UV index1101099109
Mean wind speed (km/h)
Mean wind direction108.586.373.9119.8359.153.753.9
Max gust (km/h)