Accession Number : ADA995427

Title :   OPERATION DOMINIC, FISH BOWL SERIES. Project Officer's Report. Project 6.6. Long-Term Observations by Resonance Scattering Techniques,

Corporate Author : GEOPHYSICS CORP OF AMERICA BEDFORD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Manring,Edward R.

Report Date : 01 SEP 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 201

Abstract : Some of the apparent conclusions of this project are (1) low-yield, low-altitude devices do not lend themselves to a study by resonance scatter techniques; (2) devices such as King Fish, Star Fish, very high yield weapons at 50 km or higher, and low-yield weapons salted with an appropriate material, give debris concentrations which can be followed for many days and over wide geographical areas; (3) an inventory of materiaL cannot be made with a neutral species, unless the degree of ionization is established by independent techniques. Another species for which the neutral and ionized state can be observed should largely remove this uncertainty; (4) diffusion is an important mechanism for the long-term spread of debris over wide areas; and (5) early time observations were made but have not been studied. This data includes Tight Rope and some of the air drops.

Descriptors :   *SUNLIGHT, *RESONANCE SCATTERING, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, HIGH ALTITUDE, AIRBURST, LOW ALTITUDE, NUCLEAR WEAPON DEBRIS, GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, YIELD(NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), DIFFUSION, LONG RANGE(TIME), AREA COVERAGE, BARIUM, ZIRCONIUM, NEUTRAL, IONIZATION, JOHNSTON ISLAND, OBSERVATION

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE