Document Details


Title:
OPERATION SANDSTONE NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS 1948, NO. 34, SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR'S REPORT OF ATOMIC WEAPON TESTS AT ENIWETOK, 1948 ( ANNEX 13, STUDIES OF MISC. PHENOMENA, I II, III; RPT OF JTF7 NO. 6 )
Author(s):
CRENSHAW, C M; CLOUD, W K [* UNITED STATES COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY]
Subject Terms:
SANDSTONE OPERATION; SEISMIC DETECTION; PHOTOGRAPHS; DATA; EQUIPMENT; DIAGRAMS; MONITORING STATIONS; BLAST EFFECTS; X-RAY EVENT; YOKE EVENT; ZEBRA EVENT
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:
1948 Dec 31
Declassification Status:
Declassified
Document Pages:
0091
Accession Number:
NV0051112
Document Number(s):
ADA995321
Originating Research Org.:
JTF7
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THE SERVICE TEST FOR THE SIGNAL CORPS CONSISTED IN PHOTOGRAHIC MEASURE MENTS MADE IN AN ATTEMPT TO DETECT AN INCREASE IN THE ILLUMINATION OF THE MOON DUE TO AN ATOMIC BOMB EXPLOSION ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH. NO INCREASE IN ILLUMINATION WAS OBSERVED AT EITHER STATION BY PHOTOGRA PHIC EQUIPMENT, PHOTOELECTRIC MEANS, OR BY VISUAL OBSERVATIONS. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT SURVEILLANCE OF ATOMIC BOMBS BASED ON THIS METHOD IS NO T FEASIBLE. HOWEVER, IF FUTURE ATOMIC BOMB EXPLOSIONS ARE CONTEMPLATED , IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT CONSIDERATION BE GIVEN TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF A STRONOMICAL TELESCOPES OF LARGE SIZE FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION OF THIS METHOD OF SURVEILLANCE. ( SECOND ABSTRACT ) THREE ATTEMPTS WERE MADE TO MEASURE THE CHANGE IN THE TOTAL MAGNETIC FIELD OF THE EARTH CAUSED BY THE EXPLOSION OF ATOMIC WEAPONS. MEASUREMENT WERE MADE BY USE OF A MAGNETIC AIRBORNE DETECTOR AT DISTANCES OF 37.5, 31.3, AND 23.8 KILOME TERS; BUT NO POSITIVE RESULTS, I.E. SIGNALS GREATER THAN THE BACKGROUN D OF ABOUT PLUS OR MINUS 1 GAMMA, WERE OBSERVED ON A PRELIMINARY ANALY SIS OF THE DATA.


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