Accession Number : AD0417141

Title :   DISTRIBUTION AND CHARACTERISTICS OF FALL-OUT AT DISTANCES GREATER THAN 10 MILES FROM GROUND ZERO, MARCH AND APRIL 1953,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Neel, James W. ; Mork, Harold M. ; Larson, Kermit H.

Report Date : FEB 1954

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : Project 27.1 of the Civil Effects Test Group performed detailed studies of the physical phenomenon of fall-out to provide information basic to the proper evaluation of the possible hazards associated with fall-out. The project functioned during Shots 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 of Operation Upshot-Knothole; samples and measurements were taken along existing trails and roads which crossed the various fall-out patterns at distances greater than 10 miles from Ground Zero. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FALLOUT, DISTRIBUTION, CONTAMINATION, MEASUREMENT, SAMPLING, SOILS, DOSAGE, DOSE RATE, RADIOACTIVE DECAY, BETA PARTICLES, BETA DECAY, DETONATIONS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE