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Title: Introduction to self-induced rainout

Abstract

Self-induced rainout is the rapid scavenging and deposition of radioactive weapons debris by a precipitating convective cloud. It is caused by detonation of a nuclear weapon. Results from a theoretical calculation using a cloud scavenging model indicate that self-induced rainout can occur in appropriate atmospheric conditions. Observational evidence from Hiroshima and Nagasaki indicate that self-induced rainout may have occurred in those cities.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
6163450
Report Number(s):
UCRL-52669
TRN: 79-012486
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; FALLOUT; WASHOUT; RADIOACTIVE CLOUDS; RADIATION DOSES; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; CLOUDS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; HIROSHIMA; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; NAGASAKI; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; ASIA; DOSES; JAPAN; MASS TRANSFER; PRECIPITATION SCAVENGING; SEPARATION PROCESSES; WEAPONS; 500300* - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Molenkamp, C.R. Introduction to self-induced rainout. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/6163450.
Molenkamp, C.R. Introduction to self-induced rainout. United States. doi:10.2172/6163450.
Molenkamp, C.R. Thu . "Introduction to self-induced rainout". United States. doi:10.2172/6163450. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6163450.
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