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Title: Signatures of testing: On-site inspection technologies

Signatures of testing: On-site inspection technologies This paper describes the phenomenology of nuclear explosions and technologies for their detection as relevant to On-Site Inspection (OSI) for a comprehensive test-ban (CTB). Our experience with the US nuclear test program which has been primarily carried out at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) and in the Pacific Ocean. The goals of OSI are to resolve ambiguous events, reduce uncertainty, deter attempts at evasion, and provide responsive and technically competent means of confirming the occurrence of a nuclear explosion should deterrence fail. These goals would include finding evidence of an evasive nuclear explosion or evidence that the event was non-nuclear, such as an earthquake or large chemical explosion.
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OSTI Identifier:93629
Report Number(s):UCRL-JC--119213; CONF-950151--5
ON: DE95015890
DOE Contract Number:W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:Conference
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Resource Relation:Conference: NATO (ASI)/monitoring a comprehensive test ban treaty, Algrave (Portugal), 23 Jan - 2 Feb 1995; Other Information: PBD: Jan 1995
Research Org:Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
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; ARMS CONTROL; VERIFICATION; NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DETECTION; EVALUATION; UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS; AFTERSHOCKS; XENON; XENON 133; XENON 135; GROUND WATER; INSPECTION; CRATERING EXPLOSIONS; RADIOACTIVITY; SEISMIC DETECTION