Accession Number : ADA197814

Title :   Handbook for Nuclear Weapons Effects under Arctic Conditions. Sanitized.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 1979-Apr 1980,

Corporate Author : KAMAN SCIENCES CORP COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Personal Author(s) : Keith, J. R. ; Wallace, W. E.

PDF Url : ADA197814

Report Date : 30 APR 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 356

Abstract : This report describes the changes to be expected in nuclear weapons effects in arctic conditions as compared with the temperature regions of the works. Previous research in this area has been reviewed and relevant information is presented. The emphasis was placed on low altitude and underwater bursts and effects. Inadequacies and uncertainties in current prediction techniques are given. The characteristics of the arctic region of importance in nuclear effect calculations are given. The effects considered include air blast, cratering, thermal radiation, nuclear radiation, EMP, HF communication degradation, water shock, water waves and acoustic effects.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, *UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, *NUCLEAR WEAPONS, *WEAPONS EFFECTS, PREDICTIONS, WATER, AIRBORNE, CRATERING, NUCLEAR RADIATION, REGIONS, SNOW, ICE, SHOCK, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, ACOUSTICS, HANDBOOKS, REVERBERATION, BLAST, THERMAL RADIATION, FALLOUT, ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, LOW ALTITUDE, DEGRADATION, WATER WAVES, HIGH FREQUENCY, ARCTIC REGIONS, TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE