Accession Number:

AD0262644

Title:

ON THE UNATTENUATED THERMAL RADIATION FROM NEAR SEA LEVEL NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS

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DAYTON UNIV OHIO

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Report Date:

1961-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

This analysis discusses the unattenuated thermal radiation which comes directly from the fireball onto a receiver oriented perpendicular to the radius vector out to this point. Primary emphasis is placed on the derivation of an equation similar to equation 3 of Ref. 1 Chapman, R. M. and M. H. Seavey. Preliminary Report on the Attenuatiplosions, Gamma emission, Gamma rays, Nuclear weapons, Mathematical analysis, Atomic bomb explosions, Atomic clouds. This analysis discusses the unattenuated thermal radiation which comes directly from the fireball onto a receiver oriented perpendicular to the radius vector out to this point. Primary emphasis is placed on the derivation of an equation similar to equation 3 of Ref. 1 Chapman, R. M. and M. H. Seavey. Preliminary Report on the Attenuation of Thermal Radiation from Atomic or Thermonuclear Weapons. Air Force Cambridge Research Center, Report TN 54-25, Nov 1954. Secret for bursts intermediate to air and ground bursts and which reduces to the correct value at these two extremes. Presented also is a table of theoretical ground burst gamma values which are used for computing the energy reflected off the terrain. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE