Accession Number : AD0337986

Title :   Residual Radiation from a Very-Low-Yield Burst,

Corporate Author : CHEMICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Morgenthau,M. ; Schumchyk,M.

Report Date : 15 DEC 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : This project participated during Shots Quince and Fig to determine the radiation intensities of con taminated areas resulting from a very-low-yield, surface nuclear detonation. This objective was accomplished by: (1) monitoring the crater and lip shortly after detonation, (2) performing helicopter-to-ground surveys at preselected points, (3) making a number of ground surveys during and after sample collection, (4) deter mining the gross gamma decay of the residual radiation from collected fallout samples, and (5) documenting the alpha contamination. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, RADIATION), RIOLOGICAL CONTAMINA, FALLOUT, SURFACE BURST, INSTRUMENTATION, MONITORS, INTENSITY.

Subject Categories : Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE