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Title:
OPERATION SANDSTONE NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, 1948 ( SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR'S REPORT OF ATOMIC WEAPON TESTS AT ENIWETOK, ANNEX 7, TECHNICAL PHOTOGRAPHY, TOWER PHOTO, 12/6/48; TECH. PHOTO OPERATION; ETC )
Author(s):
BRIXNER, B; DAVIS, R N; WARNER, R L [UNITED STATES NAVY - DEPARTMENT OF]
Subject Terms:
SANDSTONE OPERATION; PHOTOGRAPHS; YOKE EVENT; X-RAY EVENT; ZEBRA EVENT; EQUIPMENT; DIAGRAMS
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 06
Declassification Status:
Declassified
Document Pages:
0367
Accession Number:
NV0051119
Document Number(s):
AD19995319
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDING WAS USED ON PROJECT SANDSTONE FOR FOUR PRIMARY PURPOSES: 1. TO AFFORD BASIC SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND EVALUATIONS OF NUC LEAR FISSION EXPLOSIONS AND THEIR RESULTS. 2. TO GATHER MATERIAL FROM WHICH MILITARY MEANINGS AND IMPLICATIONS MAY BE DRAWN. 3. TO SHOW HOW THIS PROJECT WAS ACCOMPLICHED. 4. FOR INDENTIFICATION PHOTOGRAPHS AND BADGES. TO ACCOMPLISH ADEQUATELY THE RECORDING OF THE FIRST THREE CATE GORIES RESPONSIBILITY FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDING OF THE VARIOUS ASPECT S OF PROJECT SANDSTONE WAS DIVIDED INTO THREE MAIN UNITS: 1. TOWER PHO TOGRAPHY. 2. AIR PHOTOGRAPHY. 3. DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY. THE PHOTO TO WER UNIT WAS ESTABLISHED TO GATHER THE BASIC SCIENTIFIC PHOTOGRAPHIC M ATERIAL FROM WHICH EFFICIENCY OF EXPLOSION STUDIES COULD BE MADE. SECO NDARY PURPOSE WAS TO GATHER ANY OTHER PERTINENT SCIENTIFIC DATA THAT C OULD BE OBTAINED WITHOUT COMPROMISE OF THE PRIMERY OBJECTIVE. TERTIARY OBJECTIVE WAS TO RECORD ANY PHENOMENA THAT COULD BE USED FOR MILITARY STUDY OF THE EFFECTS AND MEANINGS, FOR INDOCTRINATION OF MILITARY PER SONNEL IN THE MEANINGS AND IMPLICATIONS OF ATOMIC BOMB WARFARE, AND TO GATHER MATERIAL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS OF THE PHENOMENON AND EFFECTS OF A TOMIC BOMBING. A USAF AIR UNIT WAS ESTABLISHED TO SUPPLEMENT THE TOWER SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS, TO USE THEIR ELEVATIONS FOR GATHERING DATA AND R ECORDINGS UNOBTAINABLE FROM THE TOWERS, AND TO GATHER EARLY PERIOD DOC UMENTATION OF THE BLAST AND ITS REPERCUSSIONS. EIGHT DOCUMENTARY PHOTO GRAPHIC TEAMS WERE ACTIVE DURING THE PROJECT TO RECORD THE VARIOUS WAY S IN WHICH EACH PHASE OF THE ENTIRE PROJECT WAS CONDUCTED. THIS PAPER IS THE REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF TOWER PHOTOGRAPHY.


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