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Title: What can football tell us about nuclear testing?

Abstract

When football fans in a stadium cheer loudly enough, it can create a seismic signal. But how do we know cheering is the cause and not something else? Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory study how to differentiate between “nuisance alarms” – like “fanquakes,” earthquakes, or mine explosions – and an underground nuclear test. This information helps improve tools for international nuclear test treaty monitoring – and makes the world safer.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1487194
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; EXPLOSION MONITORING; SEISMIC SIGNAL; SEISMIC DATA

Citation Formats

NONE. What can football tell us about nuclear testing?. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
NONE. What can football tell us about nuclear testing?. United States.
NONE. Mon . "What can football tell us about nuclear testing?". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1487194.
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