Accession Number : ADA114546
Title : Introduction to Nuclear Dust/Debris Cloud Formation.
Descriptive Note : Topical rept. 7 Nov 79-1 Jul 81,
Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INC CHATSWORTH
Personal Author(s) : Rosenblatt, Martin
PDF Url : ADA114546
Report Date : 01 Jul 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 48
Abstract : The detonation of a nuclear device on or near the Earth's surface generates a lofted cloud composed of dust and other debris. The objectives of this report are to provide (1) an overview of dust/debris cloud phenomenology and (2) examples of cloud characteristics. Physical phenomenology associated with surface bursts (e.g., crater ejecta) and airbursts (e.g., shock reflections and sweep-up layer formation) are discussed and examples are presented.
Descriptors : *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, DUST CLOUDS, NUCLEAR CLOUDS, EJECTA
Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE