Document Details


Title:
JULY 16TH NUCLEAR EXPLOSION: PERMANENT EARTH DISPLACEMENT
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
RADIATION MONITORING; CONTAMINATION; DOSE RATES; RECOMMENDATIONS; PHOTOGRAPHS; GRAPHS; CRATERING EXPLOSIONS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS
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:
1945 Oct 03
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0016
Accession Number:
NV0051349
Document Number(s):
LA365
Originating Research Org.:
LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
A MEASUREMENT WAS MADE OF THE PERMANENT EARTH MOVEMENT IN THE NEIGHBOR HOOD OF THE TOWER CAUSED BY THE NUCLEAR EXPLOSION AT TRINITY. THE CRAT ER WAS APPARENTLY FORMED BY A COMPRESSION PHENOMENON AND WAS NOTED TO BE MUCH SHALLOWER THAN CRATERS FORMED BY ORDINARY HIGH EXPLOSIVES. SC ALING UP EXISTING INFORMATION ON THE RADIUS OF CRATERS, THE TNT EQUIVA LENCE OF THE NUCLEAR BOMB IS GIVEN AS 10,000 TONS TO WITHIN 50 PERCENT . OBSERVATIONS WERE MADE ON THE DAMAGE IN THE CRATER REGION AND SUGGES TIONS ARE GIVEN AS THE NATURE OF STRUCTURES WHICH MIGHT BE EXPECTED TO WITHSTAND THE BLAST CLOSE TO THE GADGET. IT IS ALSO NOTED THAT, DESPI TE PREVIOUS OPINION TO THE CONTRARY, IT IS APPARENTLY POSSIBLE TO REDU CE GREATLY THE VOLUME OF EARTH BLOWN AWAY BY THE BLAST BY SUITABLY PRO TECTING THE GROUND.


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