Accession Number : ADA310323

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

Corporate Author : EG AND G INC WELLESLEY MA

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

PDF Url : ADA310323

Report Date : 04 MAR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Shot Humboldt was a thirty-foot tower shot sponsored by LRL and detonated on 29 October 1958 in Area T-3V of the Nevada Test Site at 0645 FST. The fireball yield was 3. 3 tons 0. 3 ton. Photographic coverage of fireball growth was provided by four high-speed Eastman cameras, two each at Station 3-35? (Transpor-tainer No. 3) and Station 3-358 (White Truck No. 2). Two Rapatronic cameras were located at each of these stations to record early fireball growth. In addition, a 15, 000 frame-per-second EG&G Framing camera was used, located at Station 3-358 (6 x 6 No. 1). All cameras produced good records of this low-yield tower shot. Station locations together with burst location are shown in Figure 1. Figure 2 is a suirimary of the survey data.

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

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE