Document Details


Title:
PHENOMENA OF UNDERWATER NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS
Author(s):
SCHUBERT, E A [UNITED STATES NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LABORATORY]
Subject Terms:
NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; FISSION PRODUCTS
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:
NV0050939
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THE GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF AN UNDERWATER NUCLEAR EXPLOSION ARE DES CRIBED EMPHASIZING THE MECHANISMS BY WHICH THE FISSION PRODUCTS AND IN DUCED ACTIVITY ARE RELEASED INTO THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT AS A FUNCTION OF YIELD AND CHARGE DEPTH. THE EXPLOSION PRODUCT HISTORY IS FOLLOWED THROUGHOUT THE DYNAMIC EVENT TERMINATING IN THE DEFINITION OF THE RES IDUAL POOL OF RADIOACTIVITY IN THE SURFACE LAYERS. ESITMATES ARE MADE OF FRACTIONATION OF THE FISSION PRODUCT MIXTURE DUE TO HYDRODYNAMIC P HENOMENA.


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