Accession Number : AD0431867

Title :   ENERGY DEPOSITION IN THE ATMOSPHERE FROM HIGH ALTITUDE GAMMA RAY SOURCES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Marcum,J. I.

Report Date : NOV 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Results for the deposition of energy in the atmosphere from two high altitude sources of gamma rays are given. The solutions were obtained by use of the RAND Monte Carlo gamma ray transport code and are presented in such a way that they can be easily compared to results previously obtained for infinite homogeneous media. It has been shown in two particular cases that the deposition of energy from high altitude sources of gamma rays over a large volume of space does not differ from the equivalent problem with a uniform atmosphere by more than a factor of two. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAMMA RAYS, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), GAMMA RAY SPECTRA, MONTE CARLO METHOD, HIGH ALTITUDE, ENERGY, ABSORPTION, ATTENUATION, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE