Accession Number : AD0709735

Title :   SPECIAL AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY NEAR THE NEVADA TEST SITE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NEVADA UNIV RENO MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

Personal Author(s) : Slemmons,David B. ; Brogan,George E. ; Carver,Gary A. ; Glass,Charles E. ; McDonald,Robert L.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The project had two prime purposes: (1) The first objective was to provide geologic and photogrammetric support to the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Lamont Geological Observatory, University of Nevada Seismological Laboratory and the Atomic Energy Commission for the Benham underground nuclear test. This support was in the form of large-scale aerial photography and aerial reconnaissance of their survey nets across active faults and any microearthquake arrays with post-test local activity. These photographs were then made available to these organizations or institutions upon request, for precise location and mapping of their nets and arrays. (2) The second objective was to provide large-scale, low sun angle illumination photography of the highly active Winnemucca-Ventura Seismic Zone with special emphasis placed on the Owens Valley, Panamint Valley, Fish Lake Valley, Furnace Creek and Death Valley fault zones along with many other active fault zones located near, but not on the test site. This second objective was to provide 'before' and, if necessary, 'after' aerial photography and ground geological reconnaissance to determine whether any movement along these major active zones was the result of the Benham and other following nuclear tests. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS), (*EXPLOSION EFFECTS, DETERMINATION), (*FAULTS(GEOLOGY), MOTION), (*AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, NEVADA), PHOTOGRAMMETRY, MICROSEISMS, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, SIMULATION, SEISMIC WAVES

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE