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Title:
OPERATION GREENHOUSE, SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR'S REPORT OF ATOMIC WEAPON TESTS AT ENIWETOK, 1951: ANNEX 2.4-EXPERIMENTAL DATA OBTAINED IN THE FIELD; PARTS I, II AND III (DELETED)
Author(s):
LEROY, G V [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; GRAVES, A C [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; ANDERSON, E C [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; BENSON, M [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; BRENNAN, J T [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; CARTER, R E [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; HARRIS, P S [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; LANGHAM, W H [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; PINSON, E A [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; SCHUCH, R L [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; TAYLOR, G W [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; TRUJILLO, T T [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; VIER, M H [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; CHAMBERS, F W [NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE]
Subject Terms:
GREENHOUSE OPERATION; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; GAMMA RADIATION; RODENTS; DOSIMETRY; SPLEEN; DOG-0451 EVENT; EASY-0451 EVENT; GEORGE-0551 EVENT; ITEM EVENT; ORGANS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; ANIMALS
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 Dec 31
Declassification Status:
Sanitized
Document Pages:
0122
Accession Number:
NV0051032
Document Number(s):
WT43EX
Originating Research Org.:
LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THE MEASUREMENT OF SPLENIC AND THYMIC WEIGHT LOSS AS A FUNCTION OF DIS TANCE FROM AN ATOMIC EXPLOSION WAS INCLUDED IN OPERATION GREENHOUSE TO GAIN INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS: (1) THE BIOLOGICAL EFFECT IVENESS OF INITIAL GAMMA RADIAION FROM AN ATOMIC EXPLOSION AS A FUNCTI ON OF WEAPON YIELD; AND (2) THE RELATION BETWEEN THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INITIAL GAMMA RADIATION AND CONVENTIONAL X-RADIATION FROM LABORATORY S OURCES. WHILE EXTENSION OF THE DATA ON THE EFFECT OF VARIOUS RADIATIO NS ON THE SPLEEN AND THE THYMUS TO OTHER BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS IS ADMITTE DLY LIMITED, THE USE OF A RELATIVELY SMALL SEGMENT OF THE BIOLOGICAL E FFECTS CAPABLE OF MEASURE AFFORDED SEVERAL ADVANTAGES IN FIELD STUDIES . FIRST, THE INDICATOR REGISTERED QUANTITATIVELY OVER A COMPARATIVELY WIDE RANGE OF TOTAL DOSE, MINIMIZING THE UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS OF VARIA TIONS IN PREDICTED WEAPON YIELD. SECOND, THE EXPERIMENTAL METHOD WAS SUFFICIENTLY SIMPLE TO BE CARRIED OUT QUICKLY AND WITH A MINIMUM OF EQ UIPMENT AND ANIMALS.


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