Document Details


Title:
OPERATION GREENHOUSE, SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR'S REPORT OF ATOMIC WEAPON TESTS AT ENIWETOK, 1951 - ANNEX 1.4 - BALL-OF-FIRE OBSERVATIONS (DELETED)
Author(s):
GRIER, H E [* EG+G]
Subject Terms:
GREENHOUSE OPERATION; NUCLEAR FIREBALLS; PHOTOGRAPHS
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:
1951 Oct 01
Declassification Status:
Sanitized
Document Pages:
0171
Accession Number:
NV0051014
Document Number(s):
WT101EX
Originating Research Org.:
* EG+G
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THIS REPORT IS AN ACCOUT OF THE PROBLEMS AND TECHNIQUES OF THE EDGERTO N, GERMESHAUSEN & GRIER, INC. (EG&G), TECHNICAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PROGRAM A T OPERATION GREENHOUSE. THE MAJOR PRE-OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS TO BE SOLV ED WERE THE CALCULATION OF PROBABLE BOMB LIGHT AS A FUNCTION OF TIME ( PREVIOUS DATA ON THIS PHENOMENON WERE QUITE SKETCHY), THE DESIGN AND S ELECTION OF SUITABLE EMULSIONS, AND THE DESIGN AND SELECTION OF OPERAT IONAL TECHNIQUES FOR APPROPRIATE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDING DEVICES. THIS LATTER PROBLEM INCLUDED CAMERAS, LENSES, FILTERS, TIMING SIGNALS, AND VELOCITY AND ZERO MARKERS. THESE ARE ALL DISCUSSED QUITE THOROUGHLY IN THE REPORT. THE SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TECHNICAL PHOTOGR APHIC PROGRAM WERE QUITE VARIED AND ARE DISCUSSED IN CHAP. 1. THIS RE PORT IS NOT A COMPLETE REPORT OF THE ANALYSIS OF ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDS. IN SOME CASES EG+G ACTED AS A SERVICE ORGANIZATION, AND OUR RESPONSIBILITY LAY ONLY IN PROVIDING THE APPROPRIATE GROUPS WITH SUITA BLE RECORDS TO BE ANALYZED BY THEM. IN OTHER INSTANCES THE VITAL NATU RE OF THE DATA REQUIRED THAT IT BE REPORTED BEFORE THIS FINAL REPORT C OULD BE DRAFTED. THESE PREVIOUS REPORTS ARE REFERENCED IN THE PREFACE . A COMPLETE AND FINAL REPORT ON THE MEASUREMENT OF FIREBALL GROWTH A S A FUNCTION OF TIME AND THE SCALING OF THE DETONATIONS IS GIVEN IN CH APS. 5 AND 6. THE PICTORIAL STUDIES OF CHAPS. 6 AND 7 ARE INTENDED TO PROVIDE THE READER WITH A QUALITATIVE SUMMARY OF THE PHENOMENA OF ATO MIC DETONATIONS.


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