Accession Number : AD0844139

Title :   Postattack Food Availability and Accessibility -- Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Billheimer, John W.

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : This report is the second in a series of local food distribution studies designed to forecast the availability and accessibility of critical foodstuffs in selected metropolitan areas in a nuclear postattack environment. The analytic technique employed in these studies uses local distribution diagrams, seasonal inventory data, and national production patterns to provide quantitative models of the preattack flow of individual commodities to consumers in the selected areas. Estimates of postattack commodity flow are obtained by applying appropriate damage assessment procedures to critical elements of the preattack distribution models. The application of this technique in the case of Albuquerque, New Mexico, reveals that local citizens might anticipate severe shortages of every important food commodity except potatoes in the period immediately following an attack of the pattern and magnitude considered in this study. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FOOD, DISTRIBUTION), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, FOOD), INVENTORY CONTROL, INVENTORY, SUPPLY DEPOTS, POPULATION, FALLOUT SHELTERS, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), PREDICTIONS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, BOVINES, AGRICULTURE, RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION, BLAST, FIRES, CIVIL DEFENSE, NEW MEXICO.

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE