OPERATIONS OF THE FALLOUT GROUP OF PROJECT 50.3
ARMY ELECTRONICS LABS FORT MONMOUTH NJ FORT MONMOUTH United States
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The Fallout Group was a part of Project 50.3 at Operation Plumbbob, held in Nevada from April to September, 1957. The fallout group was engaged in evaluating, under field conditions, the Signal Corps method of fallout prediction. The group collected the meteorological data necessary to make fallout forecasts, and made plots on a daily basis for each currently scheduled shot. Other duties included conferences and liaison activities. The Signal Corps method of fallout prediction is found to have several shortcomings de pite its numerous virtues. The dose rates forecast by the Signal Corps method are compared with the observed dose rates by means of contour charts and graphs of dose rate versus distance along the hot line.