Document Details


Title:
REPORT OF THE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, OPERATION CROSSROADS, VOLUME II, ENCLOSURES L THRU R
Subject Terms:
CROSSROADS OPERATION; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAPHS; SHOCK WAVES; RADIOACTIVE CLOUDS; PLANS; BAKER-0746 EVENT; CALCULATION METHODS; ABLE-0646 EVENT; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; MEASURING METHODS; SHIPS; PERSONNEL
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:
1947 May 31
Declassification Status:
Sanitized
Document Pages:
0300
Accession Number:
NV0051388
Document Number(s):
XRD210EX
Originating Research Org.:
JOINT TASK FORCE ONE
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
TECHNICAL HIGH SPEED MOTION PICTURES WERE MADE FROM THREE STATIONS. TO WER +1 ON BIKINI, THE U.S.S. KENNETH WHITING ARMY AIR FORCE C-54 +627. THESE RECORDS CONTAIN A 100 CYCLE PER SECOND TIME TRACE ON THE FILM E DGE. A DESCRIPTION OF INSTRUMENTATION USED, WITH LOCATION, SPECIFICATI ONS AND OPERATIONAL RESULTS, IS GIVEN. ALL CAMERAS OPERATED BUT SOME O PERATED PREMATURELY. MEASUREMENTS AGAINST TIME WERE MADE FROM THESE AN D OTHER FILMS OF THE HEIGHT OF THE DOME; THE PROPAGATION OF THE WATER AND AIR SHOCK WAVES, AND OF THE CONDENSATION CLOUD; AND DIAMETER OF TH E SMOKE CLOUD. IN ADDITION, AN ANALYSIS OF THE PROPAGATION OF THE AIR SHOCK WAVE AND OF THE GROWTH OF THE FIRE BALL FOR TEST ABLE WAS MADE. THE DATA PRESENTED IN THIS REPORT HAS BEEN OR MAY BE USED TO DETERMINE PEAK PRESSURES OF THE AIR SHOCK WAVE FOR TEST ABLE; AND DOME VELOCITY AND OTHER CALCULATIONS IN THE DETERMINATION OF BOMB EFFICIENCY FOR TE ST BAKER.


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