Accession Number : ADA310322

Title :   Fireball Calculations, Shot Wrangell, Operation Hardtack. Phase 2, Project 15.1,

Corporate Author : EG AND G INC WELLESLEY MA

Personal Author(s) : Campbell, J. E.

PDF Url : ADA310322

Report Date : 04 MAR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Shot Wrangell was a 1500-foot balloon shot sponsored by LRL and detonated on 22 October 1958 in Area B-Fa of the Nevada Test Site at 0850 PST. The fireball yield was 6?. 3 tons + 5. 0 tons. Photographic coverage of fireball growth was provided by four high-speed Eastman cameras, two each at Station P-362 (6 x 6 No. 2) and Station F-369 (6 x 6 No. 3). In addition, two Rapatronic cameras were located at each of these stations to record early fireball growth. Three Eastman cameras and three Rapatronics provided good records. The remaining Eastman and Rapatronic, because of malfunctions, did not provide records suftable for analysis. The Station locations, together with the burst location, are shown in Figure 1. Figure 2 contains the Survey Data.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR FIREBALL, *HIGH SPEED CAMERAS, COMPUTATIONS, GROWTH(GENERAL), SURVEYS, PHOTOGRAPHY, YIELD, MALFUNCTIONS, TEST FACILITIES, NEVADA.

Subject Categories : Photography
      Nuclear Explosions and Devices(non-military)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE