Accession Number : ADA995296

Title :   Operation Ranger.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CA

Personal Author(s) : Wolfe,Richard D.

Report Date : 01 APR 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The report summarizes and describes the data on the five nuclear detonations. All were air drops with the intention of gathering experimental data to confirm theoretical calculations on weapon construction and components in preparation for Operation Greenhouse. Although no specific experiments were conducted to demonstrate the efficacy of earth-moving operation as a decontaminantfor land areas, it was evident from the bull-dozing operations following the fifth shot that when contamination is confined to the top several inches of earth, removing the layer of contaminated earth is very efficacious in reducing the radiation field.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, NUCLEAR BOMBS, AIRBURST, DATA ACQUISITION, LAND AREAS, DECONTAMINATION, EARTH HANDLING EQUIPMENT, BULLDOZERS, DOSIMETRY, NUCLEAR RADIATION, RADIATION SHIELDING, NEVADA

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE