Accession Number : ADA995323

Title :   OPERATION SANDSTONE. Nuclear Explosions. 1948. Engineer's Report. Part 2.

Descriptive Note : Sandstone rept. no. 42.

Corporate Author : JOINT TASK FORCE SEVEN WASHINGTON DC

Report Date : 1948

Pagination or Media Count : 286

Abstract : This report presents triangulation computations data for Eniwetok Atoll in 1948. A scheme of first-order triangulation composed of check figures was executed along the eastern side of the atoll from a first-order base line on Runit Island. This scheme extends northward to Engebi Island and southward to Aniyaanii Island, and was executed for the purpose of coordinating local surveys on the activated islands and to establish distances and azimuths between certain installations. All observations were made at night, and standard procedure was followed throughout. The maximum triangle closure for the entire scheme was 02.41 seconds and the average 01.01 seconds. The maximum triangle closure in the base expansion figure was 01.10 seconds and the average 00.55 seconds.

Descriptors :   ACTIVATION, ATOLLS, BASE LINES, COMPUTATIONS, ENEWETOK ATOLL, EXPANSION, ISLANDS, NIGHT, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, OBSERVATION, SURVEYS, TRIANGULATION

Subject Categories : Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE