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Title: Generation of low-frequency electric and magnetic fields during large- scale chemical and nuclear explosions

Abstract

We discuss the main parameters of the electric field in the surface layer of the atmosphere and the results of the investigations of the natural electric field variations. Experimental investigations of the electromagnetic field for explosions in air are presented. Electromagnetic signals generated by underground nuclear and chemical explosions are discussed and explosions for 1976--1991 are listed. Long term anomalies of the earth`s electromagnetic field in the vicinity of underground explosions were also investigated. Study of the phenomenon of the irreversible shock magnetization showed that in the zone nearest to the explosion the quasistatic magnetic field decreases in inverse proportion to the distance.

Authors:
 [1]; ; ; ;  [2]
  1. Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation). Inst. for Dynamics of the Geospheres
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
100363
Report Number(s):
UCRL-CR-121207
ON: DE95015966
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jun 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; EXPLOSIONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIONS; SURFACE EXPLOSIONS; UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS; USSR; SEISMIC WAVES; ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES

Citation Formats

Adushkin, V.V., Dubinya, V.A., Karaseva, V.A., Soloviev, S.P., and Surkov, V.V. Generation of low-frequency electric and magnetic fields during large- scale chemical and nuclear explosions. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/100363.
Adushkin, V.V., Dubinya, V.A., Karaseva, V.A., Soloviev, S.P., & Surkov, V.V. Generation of low-frequency electric and magnetic fields during large- scale chemical and nuclear explosions. United States. doi:10.2172/100363.
Adushkin, V.V., Dubinya, V.A., Karaseva, V.A., Soloviev, S.P., and Surkov, V.V. 1995. "Generation of low-frequency electric and magnetic fields during large- scale chemical and nuclear explosions". United States. doi:10.2172/100363. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/100363.
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