Accession Number : AD0602677

Title :   VULNERABILITY TO NUCLEAR ATTACK OF THE WATER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS OF THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Andrews,Benjamin V. ; Dixon,Harvey L.

Report Date : MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 195

Abstract : This report contains an analysis of the vulnerability of the U. S. domestic water transportation systems to nuclear attack. The basic analytical procedure was to develop inventory data, assess the damage to the inventory for a range of nuclear attacks, identify those parts of the water transportation systems that appeared most vulnerable to nuclear attack, and suggest means to reduce the vulnera bility. This basic procedure was followed for the four major components of the water transportation systems: (1) waterways, (2) vessels, (3) terminals, and (4) personnel. Statistical data are provided in the appendixes for each of these components. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR WARFARE, DAMAGE), (*WATER TRAFFIC, VULNERABILITY), INLAND WATERWAYS, SHIPS, PIERS, PERSONNEL, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, REDUCTION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, CIVIL DEFENSE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE