Accession Number : AD0617709

Title :   RADIOACTIVE PELLET TRAJECTORY STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LIVERMORE LAWRENCE RADIATION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Allen,J.

Report Date : 06 JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : An attempt was made to investigate the manner in which earth is ejected ballistically from a nuclear cratering experiment. Eighty-eight radioactive pellets (Co60) were buried at known locations and depths prior to the event. After detonation a vehicle-mounted gamma scanner was used to survey the predicted angle of ejection and the northwest quadrant from ground zero. No preshot planted Co60 sources were recovered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CRATERING, SOIL MECHANICS), (*TRACER STUDIES, SOIL MECHANICS), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, CRATERING), UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, EJECTION, BALLISTICS, COBALT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE