Accession Number : AD0696411

Title :   EFFECTS OF A 20-TON TNT EXPLOSION ON A SNOW COVER.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Bates,Roy E. ; Hicks,James R.

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This study concerns the physical properties of the snow cover before and after a 20-ton TNT surface burst explosion, and airblast surface erosion caused by the explosion (Event 5 of Operation Distant Plain, at Suffield Experiment Station, Alberta, Canada). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, ARCTIC REGIONS), (*SNOW, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE), TNT, SURFACE BURST, SHOCK WAVES, EROSION, DRIFT, DENSITY, HARDNESS, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE