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