Accession Number : AD0429404

Title :   ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNALS PRODUCED BY LOW-ALTITUDE NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Karzas,W. J. ; Latter,R.

Report Date : DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Electromagnetic signals from nuclear explosions at low altitude in the region ionized by the gamma rays are discussed. Specifically, a simplified model of an explosion is treated analytically. The model assumes the explosion takes place at a height h above an infinitely conducting ground. The ambient air is assumed to have a uniform and constant conductivity, and the explosion is approximated as a point source of gamma rays. This model is solved analytically for the magnetic field at any point about the explosion. Some numerical results illustrate the time and space variation of the magnetic field. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*MAGNETIC FIELDS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), (*MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, GAMMA RAYS, GAS IONIZATION, UPPER ATMOSPHERE, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, NOMOGRAPHS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE