Accession Number : AD0441983


Title :   THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WATER-SURFACE-BURST FALLOUT MODEL: THE RISE AND EXPANSION OF THE ATOMIC CLOUD


Corporate Author : NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CA


Personal Author(s) : Huebsch, I O


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/441983.pdf


Report Date : 23 Apr 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 105


Abstract : A water-surface-burst fallout model is being developed in three parts: (1) cloud rise and expansion; (2) particle formation; and (3) particle fall through the atmosphere. Part (1) is discussed in detail. The cloud is described by a set of equations for rate of rise, temperature, water content and other parameters, using an entraining parcel method. The equations allow for variations in atmospheric temperature, pressure and humidity as well as in initial cloud height, temperature, and air/water energy partition. Temperature and volume are calculated by extensions of standard meteorological equations.


Descriptors :   *FALLOUT , *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS , ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE , BAROMETRIC PRESSURE , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS , ENERGY , HUMIDITY , MODELS , NUCLEAR CLOUDS , PARTICLES , SEA WATER , SURFACE BURST , THERMODYNAMICS , TURBULENCE , WATER , WATER VAPOR


Subject Categories : Nuclear Explosions and Devices(non-military)
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE