Accession Number : AD0745884

Title :   Survey of Studies of Atmospheric Transmission from a 4 Pi Light Source to a 2 Pi Receiver.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES L AB

Personal Author(s) : Cantor, Israel

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The survey report attempts to point out the progress and insufficiencies in the assessment and prediction of atmospheric effects on thermal radiation from a nuclear detonation in the troposphere to a target at the ground. The approach consists of a summarization of the major findings of investigators during the past two decades that relate the thermal transmission from an effective point light source in the troposphere to a flat plate or 2 pi steradian receiver at the ground. (Author)

Descriptors :   *THERMAL RADIATION, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, MONTE CARLO METHOD, ATTENUATION, CLOUDS, HUMIDITY, AEROSOLS, CURVE FITTING, GRAPHICS, TROPOSPHERE, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, CIVIL DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE