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PHYSICAL CHEMICAL, AND RADIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF SLURRY PARTICULATE FALLOUT COLLECTED DURING OPERATION REDWING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TECHNICAL REPORT USNRDL-TR-170 NS 088-001 5 MAY 1957
Author(s):
FARLOW, N H [UNITED STATES NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LABORATORY]; SCHELL, W R [UNITED STATES NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LABORATORY]
Subject Terms:
REDWING PROJECT; FALLOUT; PARTICLES; FLATHEAD EVENT; NAVAJO EVENT; SAMPLING; HALIDES; SODIUM; CHLORIDES; GRAPHS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; AUTORADIOGRAPHY; PARTICLE SIZE
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:
1957 May 05
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0027
Accession Number:
NV0060327
Document Number(s):
USNRDLTR170
Originating Research Org.:
UNITED STATES NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LABORATOR
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THE PROPERTIES OF INDIVIDUAL FALLOUT PARTICLES PRODUCED BY NUCLEAR DET ONATIONS AT ZERO HEIGHT OVER SHALLOW SEA WATER ARE ANALYTICALLY DESCRI BED FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE PARTICLES PRODUCED DURING OPERATION REDWI NG WERE SLURRY MASSES COMPOSED OF WATER, DISSOLVED AND CRYSTALLINE SEA SALTS, AND SEAWATER-INSOLUBLE SOLIDS FROM THE WEAPON, BARGE, AND OCEA N FLOOR. SPECIAL TECHNIQUES WERE USED TO MEASURE THE CHLORIDE, WATER, AND INSOLUBLE-SOLIDS CONTENT OF INDIVIDUAL SLURRY PARTICLES. AUTORAD IOGRAPHY SHOWED THAT THE ACTIVITY IS PRIMARILY ASSOCIATED WITH THE SOL IDS. A TABLE OF EXPERIMENTAL DATA PRESENTS PARTICLE SIZE VERSUS TIME OF ARRIVAL AFTER DETONATION AS WELL AS MEASUREMENTS OF PARTICLE DENSIT Y AND RELATIVE SPECIFIC ACTIVITY. ESTIMATES OF MASS AND RELATIVE ACTI VITY OF FALLOUT PER UNIT AREA FOR CERTAIN LOCATIONS ABOUT THE SHOT POI NT ARE SHOWN.


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