Accession Number : AD0602007

Title :   TABLES OF COLUMNAR AIR MASS BETWEEN TWO POINTS IN THE ATMOSPHERE AND IONIZATION PRODUCTION RATES DUE TO DEBRIS-DECAY GAMMA-RAYS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Field,E. C. ; Lakatos,M. ; Tamarkin,P.

Report Date : JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : Tables of the mass of air contained in a column of atmosphere of 1 sq cm cross-section and extending between many pairs of points in the terrestial atmosphere are presented. Such a tabulation is useful, for example, in the study of atmospheric effects due to various types of radiation from nuclear bursts. Extensive tables of ionization production rates at various locations due to gamma-rays from restricted regions of decaying fission debris are also given. A variety of source-field point geometries, corresponding to those in the air mass tables, are used, and three gamma-ray energies are considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR MASS ANALYSIS, TABLES(DATA)), (*RADIOACTIVE DECAY, GAMMA EMISSION), (*RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION, ATMOSPHERES), NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, AIRBURST, FISSION PRODUCTS, IONIZATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE