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Title: Comparative nuclear effects of biomedical interest. Civil effects study

Abstract

Selected physical and biological data bearing upon the environmental variations created by nuclear explosions are presented in simplified form. Emphasis is placed upon the ``early`` consequences of exposure to blast, thermal radiation, and ionizing radiation to elucidate the comparative ranges of the major effects as they vary with explosive yield and as they contribute to the total hazard to man. A section containing brief definitions of the terminology employed is followed by a section that utilizes text and tabular material to set forth events that follow nuclear explosions and the varied responses of exposed physical and biological materials. Finally, selected quantitative weapons-effects data in graphic and tabular form are presented over a wide range of explosive yields to show the relative distances from Ground Zero affected by significant levels of blast overpressures, thermal fluxes, and initial and residual penetrating ionizing radiations. However, only the ``early`` rather than the ``late`` effects of the latter are considered.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
150771
Report Number(s):
CEX-58.8
ON: DE95013626
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 Jan 1961
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; BLAST EFFECTS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; RADIOBIOLOGY; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; BURNS; MORTALITY; RADIATION INJURIES; RETINA; SKIN; ACUTE EXPOSURE; CHRONIC EXPOSURE; GENETIC RADIATION EFFECTS; FALLOUT

Citation Formats

White, C.S., Bowen, I.G., Richmond, D.R., and Corsbie, R.L. Comparative nuclear effects of biomedical interest. Civil effects study. United States: N. p., 1961. Web. doi:10.2172/150771.
White, C.S., Bowen, I.G., Richmond, D.R., & Corsbie, R.L. Comparative nuclear effects of biomedical interest. Civil effects study. United States. doi:10.2172/150771.
White, C.S., Bowen, I.G., Richmond, D.R., and Corsbie, R.L. Thu . "Comparative nuclear effects of biomedical interest. Civil effects study". United States. doi:10.2172/150771. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/150771.
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title = {Comparative nuclear effects of biomedical interest. Civil effects study},
author = {White, C.S. and Bowen, I.G. and Richmond, D.R. and Corsbie, R.L.},
abstractNote = {Selected physical and biological data bearing upon the environmental variations created by nuclear explosions are presented in simplified form. Emphasis is placed upon the ``early`` consequences of exposure to blast, thermal radiation, and ionizing radiation to elucidate the comparative ranges of the major effects as they vary with explosive yield and as they contribute to the total hazard to man. A section containing brief definitions of the terminology employed is followed by a section that utilizes text and tabular material to set forth events that follow nuclear explosions and the varied responses of exposed physical and biological materials. Finally, selected quantitative weapons-effects data in graphic and tabular form are presented over a wide range of explosive yields to show the relative distances from Ground Zero affected by significant levels of blast overpressures, thermal fluxes, and initial and residual penetrating ionizing radiations. However, only the ``early`` rather than the ``late`` effects of the latter are considered.},
doi = {10.2172/150771},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 12 00:00:00 EST 1961},
month = {Thu Jan 12 00:00:00 EST 1961}
}

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