Accession Number : AD0779299

Title :   Underwater Blast.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C DEPT OF SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

Personal Author(s) : Schmidt,T. C.

Report Date : 21 DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Underwater blast constitutes an important problem to swimmers and divers alike. The hazard of underwater blast has escalated with the greater use of underwater swimmers for underwater demolition work, in both military and commercial applications. If such an operation is properly carried out, the risk of hazardous exposure is small. However, this is not always the case in work with underwater ordnance, or where explosives are used as a deterrant to the offensive operations of self-contained divers.

Descriptors :   *Underwater explosions, *Stress(Physiology), Divers, Swimmers, Underwater, Hazards, Underwater demolition, Pressure, Wounds and injuries, Pathology, Therapy

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE