Accession Number : ADA080254

Title :   Exercise Desert Rock VII and VIII, Operation Order Number 12. Army, Camp Desert Rock, Nevada.

Corporate Author : EXERCISE DESERT ROCK LAS VEGAS NV

PDF Url : ADA080254

Report Date : 25 Jul 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The Atomic Energy Commission detonates an atomic device (KEPLER) at H-hour on D-day which will be observed by approximately 1200 observers. After the shot personnel will monitor in the ground-zero area, Signal and Artillery radar sets will be operated, and Artillery Troop Test will be conducted. Hq. Exercise Desert Rock VII & VIII, supervises and coordinates Desert Rock Army, Navy, and Air Force participation in shot KEPLER in the YUCCA FLAT area in the NEVADA TEST SITE commencing at H-hour on D-day to: indoctrinate selected observers in effect of atomic weapons (Project personnel and selected personnel from CAMP DESERT ROCK); track the movement of radioactive clouds, determine the height of the clouds, and investigate the feasibility of special and standardized Army radar equipment for such use (Project 50.3); and determine the organization, equipment, and weather data required by US Army units to predict and monitor radiological fallout (Project 50.8).

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, RADAR TRACKING, TEST METHODS, TRACKING, RADIOACTIVITY, NUCLEAR CLOUDS, MILITARY EXERCISES, MILITARY TRAINING, RADIATION PROTECTION, ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY PLANNING, TEST FACILITIES, HEIGHT OF BURST, RADIATION MONITORS, NEVADA

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons
      Radiobiology

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