Accession Number : AD0256072

Title :   THE PROBABLE FALLOUT THREAT OVER THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES

Corporate Author : TECHNICAL OPERATIONS INC BURLINGTON MA

Personal Author(s) : CALLAHAN, E.D. ; ROSENBLUM, L.

Report Date : 01 DEC 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 198

Abstract : The purpose of this report is first to present in detail, a basis of selection and development of the four major inputs required for a countrywide fallout analysis. These inputs are: Target selection, Weapon criteria, Wind conditions, and Fallout model. Secondly, two techniques are presented for combining the fallout levels from different weapons in a multi-weapon attack where significant overlap of the contours exists. And, finally, the probable fallout threat from both a military and a combined military and industrial attack on the U. S. is developed and analyzed for two characteristic seasonal wind conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CIVIL DEFENSE, *FALLOUT, GUIDED MISSILES, METEOROLOGY, NATIONAL DEFENSE, PROBABILITY, SURFACE TO SURFACE, THEORY.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE