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Title: Direct calibration of the yield of nuclear explosion

Direct calibration of the yield of nuclear explosion The determination of the power of underground nuclear explosions (UNE) is of great significance. The seismic method of UNE yield determination allows monitoring at large distances, but is less precise than local monitoring methods. A way is proposed to calibrate UNE based on the idea of the vibroseis method in which powerful vibrators are used to produce seismic waves in the UNE epicenter; UNE calibration is carried out by comparison of the vibroseis record with a UNE seismogram. Results of preliminary work on the problem are presented. It is based on experience with vibrosounding of the Earth as well as earthquakes and chemical and nuclear explosions wave field structure studies. It is concluded that UNE calibration with the aid of seismic vibrators is both possible and expedient.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 54254
Report Number(s):UCRL-CR--117755
ON: DE95004969; TRN: 95:011724
DOE Contract Number:W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: Jun 1994
Research Org:Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); SYNAPSE Science Center/Moscow IRIS Data Analysis Center, Moscow (Russian Federation)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 35 ARMS CONTROL; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; CALIBRATION; UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS; EVALUATION; SEISMIC WAVES