Document Details


Title:
METEOROLOGICAL PROBLEMS OF FORECASTING FALLOUT FROM NUCLEAR DETONATIONS IN SEA AREAS
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
FORECASTING; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; FALLOUT
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:
NV0050323
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THE PROBLEM OF PARTICLE FORMATION FROM SEAWATER VAPOUR IS EXAMINED. R ESULTS FROM COMPUTATIONS INDICATE THAT PARTICLES ARE FORMED WHICH ARE MUCH LARGER THAN THOSE FROM AN AIR BURST. THESE PARTICLES ARE MOSTLY COMPOSED OF COMMON SALT, AND BEING HIGHLY HYGROSCOPIC THEY FORCE THE FALLOUT FORECASTER TO EXAMINE WEATHER AND HUMIDITY CONDITIONS VERY CL OSELY WITHIN AND AROUND THE AREA FOR WHICH HE IS CONCERNED. A SATISFA CTORY FALLOUT PREDICTION PROBABLY REQUIRES MORE EXACT INFORMATION ABOU T THE DETONATION CONDITIONS THAN IS NECESSARY FOR A LAND SURFACE BURST .


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