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Title: Analysis of radiation exposure for naval units of Operation Crossroads. Volume 3. (Appendix B) support ships. Technical report

Abstract

External radiation doses are reconstructed for crews of support and target ships of Joint Task Force One at Operation CROSSROADS, 1946. Volume I describes the reconstruction methodology, which consists of modeling the radiation environment, to include the radioactivity of lagoon water, target ships, and support ship contamination; retracing ship paths through this environment; and calculating the doses to shipboard personnel. The USS RECLAIMER, a support ship, is selected as a representative ship to demonstrate this methodology. Doses for all other ships are summarized. Volume II (Appendix A) details the results for target ship personnel. Volume III (Appendix B) details the results for support ship personnel. Calculated doses for more than 36,000 personnel aboard support ships while at Bikini range from zero to 1.7 rem. Of those approximately 34,000 are less than 0.5 rem. From the models provided, doses due to target ship reboarding and doses accrued after departure from Bikini can be calculated, based on the individual circumstances of exposure.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6354991
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6354991
Report Number(s):
AD-B-090883/0/XAB; SAI-84-1567-VOL-3
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: See Also Volume 1, AD--A152-702; Distribution limitation now removed
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; CROSSROADS PROJECT; SHIPS; MILITARY PERSONNEL; RADIATION DOSES; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; CONTAMINATION; RADIATION EFFECTS; DOSES; EXPLOSIONS; PERSONNEL 450202* -- Explosions & Explosives-- Nuclear-- Weaponry-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Weitz, R., Thomas, C., Klemm, J., Stuart, J., and Knowles, M.. Analysis of radiation exposure for naval units of Operation Crossroads. Volume 3. (Appendix B) support ships. Technical report. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Weitz, R., Thomas, C., Klemm, J., Stuart, J., & Knowles, M.. Analysis of radiation exposure for naval units of Operation Crossroads. Volume 3. (Appendix B) support ships. Technical report. United States.
Weitz, R., Thomas, C., Klemm, J., Stuart, J., and Knowles, M.. Wed . "Analysis of radiation exposure for naval units of Operation Crossroads. Volume 3. (Appendix B) support ships. Technical report". United States.
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author = {Weitz, R. and Thomas, C. and Klemm, J. and Stuart, J. and Knowles, M.},
abstractNote = {External radiation doses are reconstructed for crews of support and target ships of Joint Task Force One at Operation CROSSROADS, 1946. Volume I describes the reconstruction methodology, which consists of modeling the radiation environment, to include the radioactivity of lagoon water, target ships, and support ship contamination; retracing ship paths through this environment; and calculating the doses to shipboard personnel. The USS RECLAIMER, a support ship, is selected as a representative ship to demonstrate this methodology. Doses for all other ships are summarized. Volume II (Appendix A) details the results for target ship personnel. Volume III (Appendix B) details the results for support ship personnel. Calculated doses for more than 36,000 personnel aboard support ships while at Bikini range from zero to 1.7 rem. Of those approximately 34,000 are less than 0.5 rem. From the models provided, doses due to target ship reboarding and doses accrued after departure from Bikini can be calculated, based on the individual circumstances of exposure.},
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year = {Wed Mar 03 00:00:00 EST 1982},
month = {Wed Mar 03 00:00:00 EST 1982}
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