Accession Number : AD0810449

Title :   AIR DENSITIES FOR ATMOSPHERIC NUCLEAR TESTS AND COLUMNAR AIR MASS DATA,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Alexander,Thomas A.

Report Date : 30 MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : A tabulation is presented of ground-zero and burst altitudes and associated dry-air and water-vapor density data for U.S. atmospheric nuclear tests. Also presented are density data for a tropical (15 degrees N) atmosphere up to 90 kilometers. A method for computing columnar air mass between two points at different altitudes for the Pacific Proving Ground area is presented. This method can be extended to any set of spatial points within the wide limits provided and can be used for other atmospheres. Where possible, information presented is based on original data. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR MASS ANALYSIS, TABLES(DATA)), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, AIR MASS ANALYSIS), DENSITY, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, DEW POINT, HUMIDITY, NEW MEXICO, PACIFIC OCEAN ISLANDS, ALTITUDE, AIRBURST, SURFACE BURST, VAPOR PRESSURE, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE