Accession Number : AD0632279
Title : ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS. VOLUME ONE
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Sep 1964-1 Dec 1965
Corporate Author : HUDSON INST CROTON-ON-HUDSON NY
Personal Author(s) : Ayres, Robert U.
PDF Url : AD0632279
Report Date : 01 DEC 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 285
Abstract : Volume 1 summarizes current knowledge of the effects of nuclear weapons on area targets. Radiological effects are divided roughly into three categories: external gamma-radiation from fallout fields; external beta-burns and internal hazards due to cycling of Sr-90, Cs-137 and I-131. Vulnerabilities of different classes of targets or 'biomes' are considered, e.g. vertebrates, insects, conifer forests, deciduous forests, grasslands and crop lands. Thermal ignition and probabilities of fire spread under various conditions are discussed in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 is concerned with potential meteorological and climatic problems. Chapter 4 discusses a variety of 'second-order' problems such as epidemics, pest outbreaks, floods, erosion and ecological changes.
Descriptors : *NUCLEAR WARFARE, *NUCLEAR WEAPONS, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, *ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTS, CESIUM, EROSION, RADIATION EFFECTS, MICROMETEOROLOGY, DISEASE VECTORS, IODINE, IGNITION, FLOODS, STRONTIUM, THERMAL RADIATION, FALLOUT
Subject Categories : Nuclear Warfare
Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE