Document Details


Title:
CIRCULATION SYSTEMS OF BIKINI AND RONGELAP LAGOONS
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
WINDS; WATER CURRENTS; MAPS
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:
1954 Dec 31
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0011
Accession Number:
NV0050989
Originating Research Org.:
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
FOUR AND ONE-HALF MONTHS EARLY IN 1946 WERE SPENT IN THE FIELD AT BIKI NI AND RONGELAP ATOLLS TO STUDY THE CIRCULATION SYSTEMS WITHIN THE LAG OONS. LATER, IN THE LABORATORY, SYNOPTIC STUDIES WERE MADE OF KINIMATI CALLY SIMILAR MODELS BASED ON EARLY FIELD DATA. THE RESULTS OF THESE S TUDIES WERE THEN TESTED AGAINST FURTHER OBSERVATIONS MADE IN THE FIELD . IT WAS FOUND THAT BOTH LAGOONS EXHIBITED A PRIMARY CIRCULATION (OVER TURNING WIND-DRIVEN CIRCULATION) AND A SECONDARY CIRCULATION (ROTARY C IRCULATION COMPOSED OF TWO COUNTER-ROTATING COMPARTMENTS.


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