Araba Bioscan

Araba Bioscan 5-12 February 2021

Data for the period 5-12 February 2021

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


This was the second of a two-week test of use of Australian denatured ethanol as the collecting medium. I will return to isopropyl again for the next few weeks, awaiting feedback from Guelph on the first isopropyl samples submitted.

Many thanks to Charles Godfray for the first non-spam comment submitted to this blog.

Sample images

Sample for 5-12 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.

Date6 Feb7 Feb8 Feb9 Feb10 Feb11 Feb12 Feb
Mean temperature (°C)21.719.320.918.817.719.623.3
Max temperature (°C)26.229.834.330.926.231.635.3
Min temperature (°C)18.312.814.514.613.814.817.4
Mean humidity (%)82.869.768.572.370.770.356.2
Max humidity (%)
Min humidity (%)
Mean soil moisture (%)49.951.246.943.537.933.931.2
Max soil moisture (%)
Min soil moisture (%)
Mean relative pressure (hPa)1008.31007.01012.31016.71018.61016.61012.4
Max relative pressure (hPa)1014.11010.31016.71019.81020.31019.71016.9
Min relative pressure (hPa)1004.91004.41008.71013.61016.71014.61009.2
Mean absolute pressure (hPa)930.9929.6934.9939.3941.2939.2935.0
Max absolute pressure (hPa)936.7932.9939.3942.4942.9942.3939.5
Min absolute pressure (hPa)927.5927.0931.3936.2939.3937.2931.8
Daily rainfall (mm)
Sunshine hours5.
Max solar radiation (W/m2)907.7986.01033.71173.2997.01069.2967.6
Max UV index8910119109
Mean wind speed (km/h)
Mean wind direction65.570.599.269.779.682.6117.0
Max gust (km/h)18.420.

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