Accession Number : AD0465853

Title :   A CODE TO PREDICT TRAPPED RADIATION RESULTING FROM A HIGH-ALTITUDE NUCLEAR DETONATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept., 1 Jan 64-1 May 65,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Herman, Roy E. ; Guthrie, Gerald D.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : A computer code that calculates the resultant electron flux from a high-altitude nuclear detonation has been constructed. Included are calculations for early (seconds) to late (days) times after the detonation. In the early time calculation, an electron flux map is constructed as a function of time, B, L, and longitude. The late time map uses time, B, and L. The following points were considered in some detail: debris motion, electron injection, electron drift, loss rate formulation, and energy spectra. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRONS, HIGH ALTITUDE), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, ELECTRONS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, GEOMAGNETISM, MAGNETIC FIELDS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, CHARGED PARTICLES, SCATTERING, BETA DECAY.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE