Document Details


Title:
THE AERIAL LOCATION OF THE SIGHT OF NUCLEAR DETONATIONS AT SEA AND AERIAL DELINEATION OF CONTAMINATED SEA WATER
Author(s):
COLE, R [UNITED STATES NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LABORATORY]; WESLEY, E J [UNITED STATES NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LABORATORY]; OLSON, M A [UNITED STATES NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LABORATORY]
Subject Terms:
MEETINGS; SEAWATER; AIRCRAFT; CONTAMINATION
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:
1963 Sep 21
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0001
Accession Number:
NV0050321
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THE SURFACE POOL OF RADIOACTIVITY REMAINING AFTER AN UNDERWATER NUCLEA R DETONATION WAS DELINEATED BY RADIATION-DETECTION INSTRUMENTS INSTALL ED IN A LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT. ISODOSERATE CONTOURS FOR EACH OF SEVEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS FOLLOWING THE EVENT WERE PLOTTED AND ESTIMATES OF THE DECAY OF THE PEAK DOSE RATE AND OF A MEASURE OF TOTAL ACTIVITY WERE O BTAINED. PULSE HEIGHT SPECTRA OF THE ACTIVITY FROM THE POOL AS SEEN A T THE AIRCRAFT AND OF THE BACKGROUND ACTIVITY EXPERIENCED IN THE AIRCR AFT WERE MEASURED AND ANALYZED. SOME TESTS PERTINENT TO AIRBORNE SEAR CH FOR THE SURFACE POOL RESULTING FROM A CLANDESTINE NUCLEAR DETONATIO N WERE CONDUCTED. THE WHOLE PROJECT WAS REVIEWED WITH RESPECT TO ITS IMPLICATION FOR THE PROBLEM OF POLICING THE OCEANS OF THE WORLD IN TH E EVENT OF A NUCLEAR TEST BAN. THE SURFACE POOL OF RADIOACTIVITY REMAINING AFTER AN UNDERWATER NUCLEA R DETONATION WAS DELINEATED BY RADIATION-DETECTION INSTRUMENTS INSTALL ED IN A LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT. ISODOSERATE CONTOURS FOR EACH OF SEVEN C ONSECUTIVE DAYS FOLLOWING THE EVENT WERE PLOTTED AND ESTIMATES OF THE DECAY OF THE PEAK DOSE RATE AND OF A MEASURE OF TOTAL ACTIVITY WERE O BTAINED. PLUSE HEIGHT SPECTRA OF THE ACTIVITY FROM THE POOL AS SEEN A T THE AIRCRAFT AND OF THE BACKGROUND ACTIVITY EXPERIENCED IN THE AIRCR AFT WERE MEASURED AND ANALYZED. SOME TESTS PERTINENT TO AIRBORNE SEAR CH FOR THE SURFACE POOL RESULTING FROM A CLANDESTINE NUCLEAR DETONATIO N WERE CONDUCTED. THE WHOLE PROJECT WAS REVIEWED WITH RESPECT TO ITS IMPLICATION FOR THE PROBLEM OF POLICING THE OCEANS OF THE WORLD IN TH E EVENT OF A NUCLEAR TEST BAN.


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