Document Details


Title:
PRE-TEST REPORT PROJECT 2.5.1 FALLOUT STUDIES
Author(s):
BOUTON, E H [ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS]; HARDIN, L M [ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS]; SCHUMCHYK, M J [ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS]
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:
1955 Jan 31
Declassification Status:
Declassified
Document Pages:
0036
Accession Number:
NV0175547
Originating Research Org.:
ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Sep 06
Description/Abstract:
THE GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF PROJECT 2.5.1 WERE TO ( 1 ) OBTAIN INFORMATI ON WHICH CAN BE APPLIED TO THE PROBLEM OF VERIFYING AND EXTENDING THE USEFULNESS OF EXISTING SCALING LAWS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF CONTAMINA TION PATTERNS RESULTING FROM THE UNDERGROUND DETONATION OF NUCLEAR WEA PONS AT DIFFERENT SCALED DEPTS, ( 2 ) PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION R ELATIVE TO THE ROLE OF BASE SURGE AS A PRIMARY CARRIER OF ACTIVITY AND THUS TO EXTEND PRESENT KNOWLEDGE REGARDING THE MECHANISM OF FORMATION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BASE SURGE, ( 3 ) DETERMINE THE MILITARILY SIGNIFICANT RADIATION HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FALLOUT, BASE SURGE AND CRATER-LIP AREAS RESULTING FROM A DEEP UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR EXPLOSI ON, AND ( 4 ) DETERMINE THE DEPENDENCE OF PROPERTIES SUCH AS SPECIFIC ACTIVITY, ACTIVE PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION, AND TOTAL ACTIVITY ASSOCI ATED WITH FALL-OUT UPON THE SCALED DEPTH OF BURST. TO ACCOMPLISH THE A BOVE OBJECTIVES INTERMITTENT FALLOUT COLLECTORS AND AIR SAMPLERS WERE LOCATED IN A DEFINITE DOWNWIND STATION ARRAY TO COLLECT AND SAMPLE BAS E SURGE AND FALLOUT, AERIAL AND GROUND SURVEY INSTRUMENTS WERE USED TO MONITOR THE RESIDUAL RADIATION CONTAMINATION AND CORE SAMPLERS WERE U SED TO SAMPLE THE CRATER-LIP AREA. INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE ANALY SIS OF THE SAMPLES AND SURVEY DATA COLLECTED WILL PROVIDE THE MAJOR RE SULTS AND CONCLUSIONS TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE FINAL REPORT. THE GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF PROJECT 2.5.1 WERE TO ( 1 ) OBTAIN INFORMATI ON WHICH CAN BE APPLIED TO THE PROBLEM OF VERIFYING AND EXTENDING THE USEFULNESS OF EXISTING SCALING LAWS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF CONTAMINA TION PATTERNS RESULTING FROM THE UNDERGROUND DETONATION OF NUCLEAR WEA PONS AT DIFFERENT SCALED DEPTS, ( 2 ) PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION R ELATIVE TO THE ROLE OF BASE SURGE AS A PRIMARY CARRIER OF ACTIVITY AND THUS TO EXTEND PRESENT KNOWLEDGE REGARDING THE MECHANISM OF FORMATION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BASE SURGE, ( 3 ) DETERMINE THE MILITARILY SIGNIFICANT RADIATION HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FALLOUT, BASE SURGE AND CRATER-LIP AREAS RESULTING FROM A DEEP UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR EXPLOSI ON, AND ( 4 ) DETERMINE THE DEPENDENCE OF PROPERTIES SUCH AS SPECIFIC ACTIVITY, ACTIVE PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION, AND TOTAL ACTIVITY ASSOCI ATED WITH FALL-OUT UPON THE SCALED DEPTH OF BURST. TO ACCOMPLISH THE A BOVE OBJECTIVES INTERMITTENT FALLOUT COLLECTORS AND AIR SAMPLERS WERE LOCATED IN A DEFINITE DOWNWIND STATION ARRAY TO COLLECT AND SAMPLE BAS E SURGE AND FALLOUT, AERIAL AND GROUND SURVEY INSTRUMENTS WERE USED TO MONITOR THE RESIDUAL RADIATION CONTAMINATION AND CORE SAMPLERS WERE U SED TO SAMPLE THE CRATER-LIP AREA. INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE ANALY SIS OF THE SAMPLES AND SURVEY DATA COLLECTED WILL PROVIDE THE MAJOR RE SULTS AND CONCLUSIONS TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE FINAL REPORT.


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