Document Details


Title:
ATOMIC CLOUD HEIGHT AS A FUNCTION OF YIELD AND METEOROLOGY P-881-AEC
Author(s):
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1956 Jun 14
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0016
Accession Number:
NV0026586
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
ATOMIC CLOUD HEIGHT AS A FUNCTION OF YIELD METEOROLGY. THE HEIGHT OF BURST AND YIELD OF A NUCLEAR DEVICE HAVE A VITAL EFFECT ON THE SUBSEQU ENT FALLOUT, SINCE THE SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF THE RADIOACTIVE PARTICLE I S DETERMINED BY THE AMOUNT OF CONTACT BETWEEN THE INITIAL FIREBALL AND THE GROUND. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FIREBALL INTO A TOROIDAL CLOUD OR SMOKE RING AND ITS RISE ARE DESCRIBED. IT IS SHOWN HOW THE ATMOSPHERIC STABILITY AFFECTS THE HEIGHT TO WHICH THE CLOUD RISES, AND THE SHAPE WHICH IT ACQUIRES WHEN IT REACHES ITS CEILING. FINALLY, THE DIMENSIONS OF ATOMIC CLOUDS ARE PRESENTED AS FUNCITIONS OF YIELD AND TYPICAL STA BILITY CONDITIONS.


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